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NSO Hosts Mayor’s Cup Blood Drive


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Jamie Bastas
 June 14, 2021
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On Monday, June 21, 2021, the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a Mayor’s Cup Blood Drive. The blood drive is open to the public and will be held at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside in the Monticello Room from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All donors will receive a $5 Amazon electronic gift card and a ticket to a September Tides home game courtesy of the American Red Cross.

This morning the Red Cross announced a severe blood shortage and stated there is an emergency need for Type O donors and a critical need for all other blood types.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and feeling well, and must not have donated blood in the last 56 days.

To find out how the American Red Cross is handling COVID protocols, visit

To make an appointment for the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office blood drive, visit and select the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside event on June 21, 2021.



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