Blood Drive

This year we are working with Rex Blood Services to bring their bloodmobile to the festival for a blood drive that will begin at 12 Noon and run to 4 PM during the festival.  If you are interested in donating blood, please register online at  Those who sign up and try to donate blood will be entered into a special raffle for an item JUST FOR THEM!  Let's make this year bigger and better than last year.

About Rex Blood Services

Rex Blood Services is a not-for-profit, community blood bank dedicated to providing a safe, adequate blood supply to patients at Rex Healthcare and other area hospitals including UNC Healthcare, Duke Hospital, WakeMed, Duke Health Raleigh (formerly Raleigh Community), Person Memorial Hospital, Cape Fear Hospital, and Sampson Regional.

Did You Know?

  • Every 3 seconds someone needs blood.
  • One donation can help save 3 lives.
  • Approximately 60% of our population is eligible to give blood and only 5% actually donate.
  • O positive and A positive are the most common blood types.
  • AB negative is the least common.
  • There is no longer a twelve month deferral for receiving a tatoo if performed at a licensed facility in the United States. (All facilities in the state of NC are licensed.)

Appointments can be made starting today up to the date of the event. If you wish to donate blood and don't know if you are eligible, come out and try any ways, you could save someone's life. If you have any questions or concerns about donating blood, please contact us.

For more information about Rex Blood Services, please see their site.