Benson Blood Drive To Be Held June 7

There is a shortage of blood in our area for all types especially O and B according to the American Red  Cross.

American Legion Banner Post 109 and its auxiliary will sponsor a community blood drive Wednesday, June 7, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Building, 605 N. Wall St., U.S. 301 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,’ said local coordinators Betty Jo Young and Helen Smith.

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

“Be a hero — donate blood,” said Mrs. Smith.

Anyone wishing to make an appointment is asked to call Ms. Young at (919) 207-0413 or Mrs. Smith at (919) 894-4261 and leave a message if no answer.