Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations During Summer Months

Jun 29, 2017

The Red Cross is once again reminding the community of the constant need for blood. The agency says there is often a low supply of blood during the summer months because people regular contributors get busy with summer vacations and seasonal activities that keep them from keeping a regular donation schedule. Communications Manager Kristen Stancil says the agency works to make the process as simple as possible.

“There are three easy ways to become a blood donor whether it’s this summer or any time during the year,” Stancil said. “The first thing is to schedule your appointment and you can do that by using the free Red Cross Blood Donor App; you can visit redcrossblood.org; or you can call 1-800-RED CROSS.”

The Red Cross recommends donors get a good night’s sleep the night before, eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of fluids.

Blood Donation Opportunities:

6/27/2017: 12 - 8 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

6/27/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

6/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens Orthopedic Clinic, 3440 Highway 81 South Loganville

6/27/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., St. Anna's Catholic Church, 1401 Alcovy St. Monroe

6/28/2017: 12 - 8 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

6/28/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Dill's Food City, 12260 Augusta Road Lavonia

6/28/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lilburn Branch Library/City Hall, 4817 Church St.

NW Lilburn

6/28/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

6/29/2017: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

6/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens Orthopedic Clinic, 1765 Old West Broad

St. Athens

6/29/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Gwinnett County Public Schools Instructional

Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Road NW Suwanee

6/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Habersham Central High School, 2059 State

Highway 197 S Mount Airy

6/29/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 243 Collier Road Toccoa

6/29/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Walton EMC, 842 US Highway 78 NW Monroe

6/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

6/30/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Zaxby's Franchising, 1040 Founders Blvd. Athens

6/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Gwinnett YMCA, 2985 Sugarloaf Parkway Lawrenceville

6/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/1/2017: 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527

Atlanta Highway Athens

7/1/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/2/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

7/3/2017: 12 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway Athens

7/3/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford

7/3/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Eastside Medical Center, 1700 Medical Way Snellville

7/4/2017: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

7/4/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford

7/4/2017: 12 - 4 p.m., Fitness 19, 1880 Braselton Highway Lawrenceville

7/4/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Bruster's Ice Cream, 5314 Five Forks Trickum Lilburn

7/4/2017: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/5/2017: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

7/5/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Preserve at Mill Creek Apartments, 1400 Mall of Georgia

Blvd. Buford

7/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Habersham County Medical Center, 541 Highway

441 North Demorest

7/5/2017: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/6/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527

Atlanta Highway Athens

7/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., ARMC Medical Services Building, 1199 Prince Ave. Athens

7/6/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, 1441 MLK Drive Greensboro

7/6/2017: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/6/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, 1266 Highway

515 South Jasper

7/6/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Clark's Creek Baptist Church, 2881 Clark's Creek Road Martin

7/7/2017: 12 - 6 p.m., Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 North Broad

St. Winder

7/7/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527

Atlanta Highway Athens

7/7/2017: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Gwinnett Medical Center, 1000 Medical Center Drive Lawrenceville

7/7/2017: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., City of Snellville Parks & Recreation Department,

2500 Sawyer Parkway Snellville

7/7/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/7/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bell Family YMCA, 281 Opal St. Extension Hartwell

7/8/2017: 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527

Atlanta Highway Athens

7/8/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse

Jewell Parkway SW Gainesville

7/9/2017: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta

Highway Athens

7/9/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 3700 Pleasanthill

Road