Blood Donor Center
The Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center is a community blood program that serves the needs of patients in Cumberland County and surrounding areas through blood donation by individual donors, community organizations and businesses.
The center is located at 3357 Village Drive, in the Bordeaux Shopping Center. It is always open for donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center. Saving Lives Locally.
For information about upcoming blood drives, please call 615-LIFE (615-5433) or click here.
To find out if you are eligible to donate blood, please click here.
The Blood Donor Center has the following programs and services available to the community:
Blood Assurance Plan
As members of the Blood Assurance Plan, donors build blood credits. Each blood donation equals one blood credit that may be kept by the donor or transferred to a family member or friend in need. Blood credits may be used to replace blood or platelet unit charges for patients of the Cape Fear Valley Health System.
This program is available for donors who want to donate blood for their own use in an upcoming surgery.
Apheresis Platelet Program
This program is available for donors to donate platelets for use by patients in our community. The procedure takes approximately two hours as blood is separated, returning plasma and red blood cells to the donor. Those with type AB blood are encouraged to consider donating platelets, as AB is the universal platelet donor.
Bood Conservation Program
This program is for patients who wish to refuse or limit blood transfusions during medical and surgical procedures. The Blood Donor Center uses a combination of techniques to help minimize blood loss and help the patient build up their own blood supply for later use. To learn more, please click here.
Double Red Cell Program
This program allows volunteer blood donors to donate two packed red blood cells with just one donation. This process takes an additional 10 minutes compared to regular whole blood donation, uses a smaller needle and requires less of a time commitment in order to be considered a regular donor. As type O and type B red blood cells are in greatest demand, those with these blood types, a high iron level and a large blood volume are encouraged to donate double red cells.
Whole Blood Donation Recognition Program
As a continuous, safe blood supply is required by the community, the Blood Donor Center encourages donors to donate on a regular basis. Donors are eligible to donate whole blood every eight weeks but are considered a “regular blood donor” for donating just four times a year.