Benson Blood Drive Slated Aug. 3

According to the American Red Cross, there is still a shortage of blood in our area, for all types especially O and B.

The Benson Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a community drive Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion  Building on U.S. 301 (Wall Street), just north of Downtown Benson.

“Regular donors are stressed to keep their appointments if at all possible and to please eat a good breakfast and lunch and to drink lots of water before and after donating,” according to local coordinators Betty Jo Young and Helen Smith.

They said those with appointments will be notified at least 24 hours before the drive; however, there are many slots still open after 3 p.m.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment is asked to call 919-207-0413.