The Blood Connection opening Raleigh donation center

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The Blood Connection is opening a new donation center in Raleigh starting July 23. 

The new center will be located at 5925 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, next to Raleigh Diamond and across from Rooms to Go. 

“We are so excited to be able to offer Raleigh residents a convenient new option for donating blood,” said TBC President and CEO Delisa K. English. “Until now, many blood donors have only been able to donate on our blood mobiles. We’re hoping this event will encourage current and new donors to come into the center, to see how easy it is to donate blood."

A ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. Monday. 

The Blood Connection, based in Greenville, South Carolina, has been in western North Carolina but expanded into the Triangle last year. 

The new Glenwood Avenue location will allow the Blood Connection to "collect and distribute lifesaving blood products, giving local residents an option close to home."

Donation appointments can be scheduled by going to or calling 984-222-1101. 

The Raleigh Donation Center will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

On Saturday and Sunday, hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

To reduce donation time, donors can also use TBC Express to complete an online health history questionnaire in advance.


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