Find out all you need to know about donating blood, including the location and hours of the donor center, membership benefits, types of donation available, eligibility requirements and how to schedule an appointment.
Location and Hours
The donation center is located in the Blue Ridge Center II building at 2709 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 150, across the street from Rex Hospital.
Volunteer whole blood donations are accepted at this location
- Monday- Thursday: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
- Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm;
- First, Second and Third Saturday of each month: 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Special procedures such as apheresis or platelet, autologous, directed and therapeutic donations are also performed at this location, by appointment only.
Making a Whole Blood Donation
Giving a whole blood donation is quick and virtually painless. Each donor is given a brief medical history interview and a mini-physical (including blood pressure, pulse, temperature and hemoglobin check) before a trained technician draws a pint of blood. The entire process takes about 30 - 45 minutes. A whole blood donor can give blood every eight weeks. A pint of donated blood is approximately one tenth of a donor's total blood volume which will return to normal within several hours after the donation. Donor's can resume normal activities immediately after donation.
Rex Blood Services Partners with Delete Blood Cancer
Bone Marrow Donors
Rex Blood Services is proud to partner with Delete Blood Cancer and serve as the first dedicated site in North Carolina to provide easy and continuous access for people in the area to join the bone marrow donor registry. This will allow blood donors at Rex to also become potential life –saving bone marrow donors through a quick, painless and convenient process.
GET THE FACTS
Blood cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths and kills more children than any other disease in the U.S. When chemotherapy can’t beat it, a bone marrow transplant may be a patient’s best hope for survival. Only half of those in need of a transplant are able to get one.
Register as a bone marrow donor! The bone marrow registration process is fast, simple and free! Donors are asked to fill out a short questionnaire and swab the inside of both cheeks. You are eligible if you are:
- between the ages of 18-55
- in good health
- at least 110 pounds
- willing to donate to any patient in need
For more information on Delete Blood Cancer visit DELETEBLOODCANCER.ORG.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call Rex Blood Services at (919) 784-4750 or complete the form below.