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Give the Gift of Life at Our 1st Annual Blood Drive

‘Tis the Season of Giving the Gift That Saves Lives



1st Annual Blood Drive

November 28th – 10am – 2:30pm

At our office: 7300 Six Forks Road, Raleigh

Sign up to give blood and enter sponsor code: Craft

Make a monetary donation.


Would you like to do something truly special on National Giving Day – Tuesday, November 28th? We’d like to invite you to take the opportunity to donate blood at the Craft Residential/Craft Commercial 1st Annual Blood Drive. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be parked in front of our office from 10 am to 2:30 pm that day and we are excited to host such an important, life-saving event.

About the NC Red Cross:

gift of life at blood drive

Serving 53 counties and more than 4.6 million people through five Red CrossChapters, the American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina has served North Carolinians for 100 years. Thanks to the kindness of volunteers, donors, and partners, the Red Cross is able to fulfill its mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies. Here’s a look at their footprint in Fiscal Year 2017:

Why give:

Here’s why people choose to give. Your donation can potentially help save the lives of three people. Since 1917, the Eastern Carolina Chapter of the Red Cross has provided assistance to North Carolinians as well as national and international disaster support.

  • Our Chapter provides 40% of the blood used to save lives in area hospitals.
  • Every six hours in the Triangle the Red Cross responds to a home fire. More families lose their homes to fire each year than to hurricanes and tornados combined.


How does my donation help multiple people:

In modern medical treatments, patients may receive a pint of whole blood or just specific components of the blood needed to treat their particular condition. Up to four components can be derived from donated blood. This approach to treatment, referred to as blood component therapy, allows several patients to benefit from one pint of donated whole blood.

How to sign up:

Schedule your life-saving appointment and enter sponsor code: Craft. This link will take you directly to our blood drive so you can schedule your appointment.

Fill out paperwork ahead of time:

RapidPass® can help save time during your blood donation by completing some of the paperwork before your appointment. For the best donation experience, we recommend you schedule an appointment, then complete your RapidPass®.

The Process:

The entire process takes about an hour. If you have never donated blood or if it has been a while since you’ve donated, here are some links that will educate you about the process.

Am I eligible to give:

Here’s an outline of who is eligible to give blood.

Before you donate:

Check out a few things you can do before your appointment.

Here’s what happens that day:

Never given before? Take a look at this.

After you donate:

This is what you do after you give.

Where Your Blood Goes:

Ever wonder where your gift of blood goes? Here’s a look at what happens from donation to destination.

contribute money to the blood driveWhat can I do if I can’t donate blood?

If that date and time does not work for you or you hate the thought of needles, you can still support this event. Simply go to this link and make a monetary donation. Any amount – $1, $100, $1,000 or $10,000 – is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your generous donations!


At Craft Residential and Craft Commercial, we take pride in doing all we can to help support our communities in the Triangle. Linda Craft serves on the Board of Directors and was the 2017 Chairperson for the Annual Ball – the top local fundraiser for the Red Cross in Eastern Carolina. By the way, the 2018 ball date is April 28th. So go ahead and mark your calendars!

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