There are two local blood drives being held on the Eastern Shore today.

The Onancock Elks #1766 is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with the Red Cross. Donations are by a scheduled appointment on the event website.

The Accomack County Department of Public Safety is  hosting a blood drive today  from 10 am to 3 p.m. at the Parksley Volunteer Fire Company on Dunne Ave. in Parksley.  All precautions for COVID-19 will be utilized.  If a person does not have a mask, one will be provided.   Testing for COVID-19 is not available.

Blood stores have been depleted following the COVID-19 pandemic which all but stopped blood donations. There is no artificial substitute for blood.



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