March is Red Cross Month, Agency is Asking for Blood Donations

Mar 1, 2018

For more than 70 years, Red Cross Month has been celebrated in March.

Since 1943 every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross month to recognize how the organization helps people across the country and around the world. The Red Cross says it’s a celebration of the agency’ supporters, who represent the Red Cross in their communities.  Communications Manger Kristen Stancil says this is also a time the Red Cross calls on blood donors to help replenish the supply of blood. "We have seen our donations decline because of the flu, as well as just people having colds. We do encourage people to donate when they're healthy. So a lot of people have not been able to give because of seasonal illnesses. So that's why we're asking those who are healthy, if you're eligible, please come and see us. Or if you're sick right now, when you're feeling 100% better please come and make a donation," said Stancil.   You can make an appointment to donate by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting Redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) 

Below are donation locations, dates and times:

3/1/2018: 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/1/2018: 2 - 7 p.m., University of Georgia Reed Hall, 105 Hooper St.

3/1/2018: 2 - 7 p.m., Tuckston United Methodist Church, 4175 Lexington Road

3/2/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/3/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/4/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/5/2018: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/6/2018: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/6/2018: 2:30 - 7 p.m., University of Georgia Creswell Community, 415 Baxter St.

3/7/2018: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/8/2018: 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/9/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/10/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/11/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/12/2018: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/13/2018: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/14/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens Technical College-Student Center, 800 US Highway 29 North

3/14/2018: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway

3/15/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Christian School, 1270 Highway 29 North

3/15/2018: 9:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway