GREENSBORO, NC -- The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) has announced that it will partner with American Red Cross to host a blood drive, which will take place Mon., Oct. 11, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For those interested in donating blood, registration is now open. Both regular blood donations and Power Red donations will be collected during this event.

Jessica Gouge, the GSC's Events Manager, shared, "As we continue to tackle a global pandemic, in addition to assisting all of those who need non Covid-related care, there is a blood shortage in the United States. According to the American Red Cross, the number of blood donors has dropped nearly 10% recently, and the demand for donated blood is outpacing the supply. Giving blood right now is more important than ever!"

With respect to the current Covid-19 situation, the American Red Cross will be taking all necessary safety precautions, including temperature checks and health screenings.

"It's important for organizations like the GSC to show their support for critical community needs, like blood drives, that affect so many. Not only do we work hard to fill as many donation spots as possible, but many of our own staff members make time to donate and show support for the community they are a part of," Gouge added. 

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About the Greensboro Science Center

The Greensboro Science Center is a premier family attraction in North Carolina that offers the state's first accredited inland aquarium, a hands-on science museum, an accredited Animal Discovery Zoological Park, a state-of-the-art OmniSphere Theater, and SKYWILD, an animal-inspired treetop adventure park. The GSC is also NC's only dually accredited AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and AAM (American Alliance of Museums) science attraction – an honor only 14 attractions in the nation can claim. The Greensboro Science Center is located at 4301 Lawndale Drive in Greensboro and is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.greensboroscience.org.

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