Blood Drive

Flu Season Taking Toll on Blood Supply

Feb 9, 2018

With Georgia being one of the states hit hardest by flu, the Red Cross says the illness, combined with severe winter weather, means eligible donors are needed.

“Right now the American Red Cross continues to have a critical need for all blood and platelet donors to come to give,” according to Kristen Stancil, Communications Manager with the organization. “We do encourage everybody that’s eligible to roll up a sleeve and we’re looking for everybody whose able to give, and healthy, to find a donation location near them.”

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Jul 19, 2017

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the Athens-Clarke County Library Wednesday, July 19. Rhiannon Eades, the public information officer for Athens Regional Library System, says they’re hoping for a good response because there is a shortage of blood supplies.



“I know I’m going to be giving blood and so I encourage everyone to come out and roll up their sleeves and do it too.”

ACC Library Holding Blood Drive

Jul 17, 2017
ACC Library

The ACC Library is holding a blood drive Wednesday. Donors are urged to come in, check out a book and roll up their sleeves.

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood as a result of a critical blood shortage and the Athens Library is hoping to help meet the need. The facility is hosting a blood drive Wednesday. Red Cross Communications Manager Kristen Stancil says the agency is hoping to make the process easier with Rapid Pass.