"Give Something That Means Something" with the Southern Region Board of Directors

November 28, 2012

Looking for the perfect gift?  Trying to find something for the person who has everything?  The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region Board of Directors invites you to "Give Something That Means Something" this holiday season.  Donate blood on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Atlanta History Center.  Participants and their guests will receive free admission to the center, and presenting donors will be entered in a drawing for great prizes.    

“The holiday season can be busy for all of us, but the need for blood is constant and can’t wait for us to return to our post holiday schedules,” said Randy Edwards, chief executive officer, American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region.  “Donating blood is a perfect and priceless gift that could help someone celebrate another holiday with their loved ones.” 

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood and a single blood donation could help save up to three lives.  Approximately 1,200 blood donations are needed daily in the Southern Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for more than 120 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, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or click here.




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 join our blog