The Red Cross blood drive in November in the Ocracoke Community Center. Photo: C. Leinbach

The Red Cross will return to Ocracoke for another two-day blood drive April 6 and 7 in the Community Center.

The times will be noon to 6 p.m. on April 6 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7.

The group collected 67 units in November, and this time they are striving for 80 units.

Appointments are highly encouraged to best accommodate your time and reduce donor wait time. To make an appointment, visit and enter Sponsor Code: OCRACOKE or visit this direct link:

You can also call/text the coordinator, Bryson Schmidt, who can make an appointment for you: 252-343-7297.

The event is sponsored by the Ocracoke School BETA Club, assisted with rooms by Pony Island Inn and the Anchorage Inn.

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