Posted: Friday, June 27th 2014 at 11:05am
Red Cross seeking donors to ward off summer blood shortage
The American Red Cross has launched a campaign for blood donors in order to avoid a summer shortage.
Donors of all blood types are needed but especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. (LifeSouth issued a similar plea for blood earlier this month.)
To encourage donations before and after July 4, all presenting blood donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
The Red Cross says it must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in northeast Georgia:
June 30 from 1-5 p.m. at Walmart, 250 Furniture Drive, Cornelia
June 30 from 1-6 p.m. at Kroger, 1685 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson
June 30 from 12-6 p.m. at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, 25 Wilkins Road SW, Winder
June 30 from 2-7 p.m. at Lexington Baptist Church Family Ministry, 103 West Church Street, Lexington
July 1 from 1-6 p.m. at Social Circle United Methodist Church, 261 S. Cherokee Road, Social Circle
July 1 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at The National Guard, 1078 Baxter Street, Athens
July 1 from 2-6 p.m. at Hull Baptist Church, 73 Charlie Bolton Road, Hull
July 1 from 2-7 p.m. at Sterling on the Lake Clubhouse, 7005 Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch
July 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Habersham County Medical Center, 541 Highway 441 North, Demorest
July 3 from 1-5 p.m. at Walmart, 3886 Georgia Highway 17 South, Toccoa
July 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ARMC Medical Services Building, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens
July 3 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at Northside Hospital, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming
July 4 from 12-5 p.m. at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford
July 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Epting Events, 2425 Jefferson Road, Athens
July 7 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Campus View Church of Christ, 1360 South Lumpkin Street, Athens
July 7 from 2-7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 10 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville
How to donate blood
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an
appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driverís license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
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