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Waynesboro YMCA hosting Jan. 4 Blood Drive

blood driveThe Waynesboro YMCA is holding a Blood Drive on Monday, Jan. 4, from 2-6 p.m.

Sign up at the YMCA front desk, call (540) 943-9622 or go online to with the sponsor code YMCA.

Appointments preferred. Walk-ins welcome.

Prepare for your donation: eat well, stay hydrated, bring an ID.


National Blood Donor Month

This January, during National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood to help maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients.

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January to not only honor blood and platelet donors, but also to help increase donations during the winter months. Maintaining a sufficient blood supply for patients is difficult at this time of year because extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout.

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to resolve to give blood regularly, beginning in January. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types AB, O, B negative and A negative.


YMCA Blood Drive details

Click here for general information about blood donor eligibility.

If you experience technical issues while scheduling an appointment, have questions about blood donation or specific questions about your eligibility, contact (800) 989-2201 or

All donors must present a valid ID or VBS donor card at registration.

Visit for a list of accepted IDs or call 1-800-989-4438.

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