New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s AirLink medical helicopters carry blood on every patient flight. As AirLink brings blood to every patient’s bedside, our team wants to help ensure an adequate supply of blood is available throughout our region.
Once donated, blood has a shelf life of roughly 45 days, so it is imperative that a regular supply of blood is available for our patients. AirLink has teamed up with the American Red Cross to host blood drives throughout our region.
Our next blood drive is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at the Albert J. Ellis Airport Executive Terminal, 304 Wright Brothers Way, Richlands. The terminal serves as the base for AirLink 1.
You may sign up by going to www.redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code airlink.