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A pair of blood drives are scheduled in Bladen County within the next week.

First Baptist Church of Clarkton has a blood drive scheduled Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. inside the Fellowship Hall. Donors will receive a $45 E-gift card, an increase from $35, from The Blood Connection through their online accout. To register or to create an account, go to thebloodconnection.org, click Locations, use ZIP code 28433 or call or text Sonny Jones at 910-862-9202 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center bloodmobile will be at Bladen County Courthouse, 106 E. Broad St., Elizabethtown on Wednesday, May 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. T-shirts will be given to donors while supplies last. Photo identification required. New FDA rules make many donors eligible even though they lived in Europe between 1980-1996. To register, call Maria Edwards at 910-862-6702 or email medwards@bladenco.org.

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