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Southern Blood Services Region

 
August 20, 2017
Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood...
August 7, 2017
The Atlanta United FC and Ponce City Market are teaming up with the American Red Cross to help answer an emergency call for blood donations. The community is invited to give blood Monday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. The drive will be held...
August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
July 5, 2017
The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.   Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer...
June 28, 2017
Appling County High School graduate, Mattie Bass, has been awarded an American Red Cross High School Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Bass earned a $750 scholarship due to her demonstrated leadership in the coordination and recruitment of blood drives for Appling County High...
June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
May 17, 2017
The community is invited to help hospital patients in need and celebrate the Atlanta Braves inaugural season at SunTrust Park. The Braves All-American blood drive will be held three days in June with the American Red Cross and co-sponsors 680 The Fan, WSB-TV and News Radio 106.7. Donors will have...
May 2, 2017
During Trauma Awareness Month in May, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets. According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for...