Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations to Ward off Summer Shortage

May 30, 2018

Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start to summer, and it’s also the beginning of a steep decline in blood donations.

The Red Cross is issuing a call for summer blood donations, to help stave off a blood shortage this summer. The organization says while busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks often keep regular donors from giving, the need for blood remains constant.

Download the free app by texting blood app to 90999 or by searching American Red Cross.

Communications Manager Ronnika McFall says the agency’s app is aimed at making the process easier.

“The award-winning donor app makes it easy and convenient for donors to schedule and manage their donation appointments,” according to McFall.

“You can track the lifetime impact for donations, you can earn rewards and recruit others to donate. Donors can access their donor cards through the blood donor app and use it as their official form of identification at donation appointments.”

Those interested can download the free app by texting blood app to 90999 or by searching American Red Cross.

Bood Drives:

5/26/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

5/27/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

5/28/2018: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

5/29/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

5/30/2018: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Georgia Tate Student Center, UGA Tate Student Center

5/30/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

5/31/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/1/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/1/2018: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Trader Joes of Athens, 1850 Epps Bridge Parkway

6/1/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Parish Church & School, 958 Epps Bridge Parkway

6/2/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/3/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/4/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/5/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/6/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/7/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/7/2018: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., ARMC Medical Services Bldg, 1199 Prince Avenue

6/7/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Synovus Bank, 150 W. Hancock Avenue

6/8/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/9/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/10/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/11/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/12/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., North GA Annual Conference, 300 N. Thomas St.

6/12/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., North GA Annual Conference, 300 N. Thomas St.

6/13/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/14/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/15/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/16/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/17/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/18/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/19/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., University of Georgia Memorial Hall, 101 Sanford Drive

6/19/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/19/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., University of Georgia Reed Hall, Reed Hall, University of Georgia

6/20/2018: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Carrier Transicold, 700 Olympic Drive

6/20/2018: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Carrier Transicold, 700 Olympic Drive

6/20/2018: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/21/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/22/2018: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

6/22/2018: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Athens Orthopedic Clinic, 1765 Old West Broad St

6/23/2018: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr