June 4, 2020–6:16 a.m.
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A blood drive will be held today at the Northwest Georgia Chapter Office on John Maddox Drive from 2 until 7 p.m.
Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.