Posted: Sunday, August 10th 2014 at 9:18am
Gainesville Red Cross seeks blood donations ahead of Labor Day weekend
GAINESVILLE - The American Red Cross in Gainesville has scheduled a series of blood drives across northeast Georgia this month in hopes of shoring up supplies before the Labor Day weekend.
Officials say they continue to have an urgent need for blood donors
of all blood types but O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.
Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays such as Labor Day.
To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors from August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler,
while supplies last.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area:
August 20 from 3-7 p.m. at Air Line Baptist Church, 3368 White Sulphur Road, Gainesville
August 21 from 12-5 p.m. at Walmart SuperCenter, 1572 Anderson Hwy, Hartwell
August 22 from 2-7 p.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 5410 Hwy 197 South, Clarksville
August 25 from 3-7 p.m. at Kroger, 1931 Jesse Jewell Pkwy, Gainesville
August 26 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Piedmont College - Student Center Gym, 165 Central
August 28 from 12:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Cleveland
American Red Cross (Northeast Georgia Chapter) Blood Donation Center at 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville
• Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 12-7 p.m.
• Thursday CLOSED
• Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Sunday CLOSED
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 driver’s 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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