For Immediate Release
Red Cross blood drive to be held at select CRRL branches
The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to the number of blood drive cancellations caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help people counting on lifesaving blood. To support this effort, the American Red Cross is having blood drives at two CRRL locations:

Porter Branch
2001 Parkway Blvd, Stafford, VA 22554
Thursday, April 16, 1-7 p.m.

Howell Branch
806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stafford County and CRRL are working with the American Red Cross to support the medical community and help alleviate ongoing blood shortages, while ensuring that necessary precautions are in place to protect staff and donors. Visit What to know about the Coronavirus and Blood Donation for more details, to schedule an appointment, and for additional area blood drives.

During the blood drive, only the branch meeting room will be open; the rest of the building will not be accessible. Library materials should not be returned to any library branch or book drop until the library reopens. Late fees will not be charged.
Contact: 
Sean Bonney
Community Engagement Manager
FOR MEDIA ONLY
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For more information, contact Director Martha Hutzel,  director@crrl.org, 540-372-1144 x7003.

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