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41NBC and Red Cross Partner for Holiday Blood Drive

Southern Blood Services Region

November 25, 2013
 

You can give the gift that spreads more than holiday cheer – a blood donation through the American Red Cross.

41NBC and the Red Cross are teaming up to help increase blood donations on November 29 and 30, 2013 at these locations:

STARBUCKS 2400 North Columbia Street, Milledgeville, Ga. 31061

November 29 from 12 – 5 p.m.

HOUSTON LAKES STADIUM 1121 GA Hwy 96, Kathleen, Ga. 31047

November 29 from 3 – 7 p.m.

MILLEDGEVILLE MALL 2400 North Columbia Street, Milledgeville, Ga. 31601

November 30 from 12 – 5 p.m.

GEORGIA BOYZ INK WORKS 1022 Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin, Ga. 31021

November 30 from 12 – 5 p.m.

GALLERIA MALL 2950 Watson Boulevard, Centerville, Ga. 31028

November 29 and 30 from 12 – 5 p.m.

MACON DONOR CENTER 3755 Bloomfield Rd., Suite 12B, Macon, Ga. 31206 November 29 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and November 30 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“There is a constant need for blood and the need doesn’t stop because of the holidays,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region.  “We thank 41NBC for spreading the word about the importance of blood donation and encouraging others to give the gift of life this holiday season.”

Each presenting donor will receive a free Red Cross t-shirt and be entered to win a $1,000 gift card.

Approximately 1,200 blood donations are needed daily in the Southern Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for 100 local hospitals.  Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors age 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.