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Red Cross and 13WMAZ Encourage Donors to Be a Hero This Summer by Donating Blood

Southern Blood Services Region

June 3, 2010

MACON, Ga. – The American Red Cross and 13WMAZ have partnered for the “Everyday Heroes Blood Drive,” telling individuals that no matter what your occupation, you could be a hero to someone this summer by giving blood. The blood drive will be held at the following locations on July 2 and 3:

Bass Pro Shops | 5000 Bass Pro Blvd, Macon, Ga. 31210
July 2: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. | July 3: Noon – 5 p.m.

Galleria Mall | 2950 Watson Blvd., Centerville, Ga. 31028
July 2: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. | July 3: Noon – 5 p.m.

Macon Donor Center | 3755 Bloomfield Rd., Suite 12B, Macon, Ga. 31206
July 2 & 3: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Presenting blood donors will receive a FREE American Red Cross t-shirt, an Everyday Heroes pin and a Vans Warped Tour 2010 VIP pass (Recipient is responsible for purchase of tour ticket). Participants will also have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $1,000 gift card through the “Save a Life and See America” promotion.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.

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 who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit to learn more about giving blood or platelets or to schedule an appointment to donate.