Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations

May 23, 2017

Blood needed

The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood from May 26 through June 15. Communications Manager Kristen Stancil says supplies often decrease during this time of year.

"The Red Cross does see donations decline during the summer months," Stancil said. "People usually just get very busy with travel and their summer schedule and a lot of times just aren't available to give blood, however there's a constant need for blood donations. So before you get busy we do ask people to go ahead and find a donation location so that they can help save lives."

Stancil says there are several ways to set up an appointment.

"You can give us a call a 1-800-RED CROSS, or you can visit us online at redcross.org, and you can also use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App."

Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment. As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor, while supplies last.
 

Area donation opportunities:

5/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway Athens
5/26/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Grayson United Methodist Church, 555 Grayson
Parkway Grayson
5/26/2017: 11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Centerville Community Center, 3025
Bethany Church Road Snellville
5/26/2017: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse
Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville
5/26/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Walmart, 10300 Industrial Blvd. Covington
5/26/2017: 1 - 7 p.m., Loganville First United Methodist Church, 221 Main St. Loganville
5/27/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta
Highway Athens
5/27/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford
5/27/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse
Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville
5/28/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway Athens
5/28/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford
5/29/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta
Highway Athens
5/29/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford
5/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Mark's Catholic Church, 5410 Highway 197
South Clarkesville
5/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Walmart, 250 Furniture Drive Cornelia
5/29/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse
Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville
5/30/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Auburn First Baptist Church, 1385 6th Ave. Auburn
5/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Terrapin Beer Company, 265 Newton Bridge
Road Athens
5/30/2017: 12 - 7 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway Athens
5/30/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Carnesville Community, 9265 Lavonia Road Carnesville
5/30/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Dill's Food City, 721 Cook St. Royston
5/30/2017: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m., Bruster's Ice Cream, 5314 Five Forks Trickum Lilburn
5/30/2017: 12 - 7 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville
5/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Newton County Schools, 2109 Newton Drive, NE Covington
5/30/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., The First Presbyterian Church of Covington, 1169 Clark St. SW Covington
5/31/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., University of Georgia Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter St. Athens
5/31/2017: 12 - 7 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway Athens
5/31/2017: 12 - 7 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville
5/31/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road Gainesville
5/31/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Braselton Police and Municipal Court, 5040 Highway 53 Braselton
6/1/2017: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525 Atlanta Highway Athens