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Southern Blood Services Region

June 19, 2012
Being a hero doesn’t require special powers or even a special set of skills.  It can be as simple as helping a neighbor in need.  You can become an Everyday Hero in your community by donating blood this Fourth of July season. 
June 5, 2012
The University of Georgia Alumni Association and the University of South Carolina’s My Carolina Alumni Association are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a “Border Bash” blood drive in honor of Aimee Copeland.
June 1, 2012
Now that summer is here, it’s time for family vacations and fun outdoor activities.  What many don’t realize is that during the busy summer months, blood donations often decline, while the need for blood remains constant. The Southern Blood Services Region Board of Directors...
May 31, 2012
Paula Deen is known around the world for her Southern charm and Southern cooking.  Paula is also known for giving back to her community, and this summer she’s teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives. 
May 31, 2012
Fourth Annual Nexcare give Program Thanks Blood Donors and Encourages Donations Year-Round Giving blood is timeless – and that’s the theme for this year’s campaign between the American Red Cross and Nexcare Bandages. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood...
May 30, 2012
Blood Donations Typically Decline in Summer, Need Remains Constant Summer has become synonymous with superhero blockbusters, but there’s no need for tights and a cape to be someone’s hero. The Red Cross is asking local citizens to “Find the Hero In You” by giving blood or...
May 30, 2012
The American Red Cross has told its story of helping people in need for more than 100 years.  The story of Titanic’s maiden voyage has also been in the history books for 100 years. American Red Cross donors have a unique opportunity to see authentic artifacts recovered from the ship in...
January 30, 2012
Like the Emergency Room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Through the everyday support and generosity of blood and platelet donors, the Red Cross can be prepared to do this day...
November 7, 2011
Both teams are asking fans for their blood and their votes during inaugural challenge.   Students and fans of Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia have taken their battle off the gridiron to help save lives through the inaugural “Rivals on the Field – Partners in the...
October 31, 2011
Center to Close June 30, 2012. Blood Drive Operations Will Not Be Impacted.   ALBANY, Ga. - The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region announced today that it has decided to delay the closure of its blood donation center in Albany to June 30, 2012.