Every year on June 14, people around the world recognize World Blood Donor Day, which encourages anyone who is able to donate potentially life-saving blood. The date holds extra significance this year, with so many medical facilities facing blood shortages due to COVID-19. Our real estate agents have put together a guide to blood drives and donation centers around Baltimore, to help you find the right match.
Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center – 7310 Ritchie Hwy Suite 114, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Anyone close to Glen Burnie homes for sale can make a donation at the Glen Burnie Blood Donation Center, which is open seven days a week. Schedule an appointment on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekday hours vary by day, with late morning, afternoon, and early evening slots available every day.
Severna Park Community Center Blood Drive – 623 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, MD 21146
The Severna Park Community Center, conveniently located close to Severna Park Homes for sale, is hosting a pop-up Red Cross blood drive on June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to standard blood donations, this drive will also accept "power red" donations, during which red blood cells are donated while platelets and plasma are returned to the donor.
Timonium Blood Donation Center – 2405 York Rd. Suite 300, Lutherville, MD 21093
Lutherville Timonium homes for sale make it easy to visit the Timonium Blood Donation Center, with appointment slots available every day. You can schedule an appoint Friday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m, Monday through Wednesday from 12 to 8 p.m., or Thursday from 12 to 6:30 p.m.
Kahler Hall Blood Drive – 5440 Old Tucker Rd., Columbia, MD 21044
Visit the Kahler Hall event space in Columbia for a one-day Red Cross blood drive on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make a donation close to Columbia homes for sale. During this drive, you can donate either whole blood, or power red if your blood type is A negative, B negative, or O.
Gwynn Brook Jewish Community Center – 3506 Gwynn Brook Ave., Owings Mills, MD 21117
Head to the Gwynn Brook Jewish Community Center on June 15 from 2 to 7 p.m. near Owings Mills homes for sale. This drive will also be accepting both whole blood or power red donations.
While many blood drives are proceeding as scheduled, COVID-19 has lead to some extra precautions for anyone who wishes to donate. Appointments are required to make a donation, with slots available in 15-minute intervals throughout operating hours. Typically, you can expect to spend about an hour during your donation.
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