Tuesday October 6th, 2015 8:21PM

Red Cross seeking donors to ward off summer blood shortage

By Staff
The American Red Cross has launched a campaign for blood donors in order to avoid a summer shortage.<br /> <br /> Donors of all blood types are needed but especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. (LifeSouth issued a similar plea for blood earlier this month.)<br /> <br /> To encourage donations before and after July 4, all presenting blood donors from June 30 through July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. <br /> <br /> The Red Cross says it must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. <br /> <br /> Upcoming blood donation opportunities in northeast Georgia: <br /> <br /> June 30 from 1-5 p.m. at Walmart, 250 Furniture Drive, Cornelia <br /> June 30 from 1-6 p.m. at Kroger, 1685 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson<br /> June 30 from 12-6 p.m. at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, 25 Wilkins Road SW, Winder <br /> June 30 from 2-7 p.m. at Lexington Baptist Church Family Ministry, 103 West Church Street, Lexington <br /> July 1 from 1-6 p.m. at Social Circle United Methodist Church, 261 S. Cherokee Road, Social Circle <br /> July 1 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at The National Guard, 1078 Baxter Street, Athens <br /> July 1 from 2-6 p.m. at Hull Baptist Church, 73 Charlie Bolton Road, Hull <br /> July 1 from 2-7 p.m. at Sterling on the Lake Clubhouse, 7005 Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch <br /> July 1 from 2-7 p.m. at The Georgia Club, 1050 Chancellors Drive, Statham <br /> July 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Habersham County Medical Center, 541 Highway 441 North, Demorest <br /> July 3 from 1-5 p.m. at Walmart, 3886 Georgia Highway 17 South, Toccoa <br /> July 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ARMC Medical Services Building, 1199 Prince Avenue, Athens <br /> July 3 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. at Northside Hospital, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming <br /> July 4 from 12-5 p.m. at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford <br /> July 7 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Epting Events, 2425 Jefferson Road, Athens<br /> July 7 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Campus View Church of Christ, 1360 South Lumpkin Street, Athens <br /> July 7 from 2-7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 10 Lumpkin Campground Road South, Dawsonville<br /> <br /> How to donate blood <br /> <br /> Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an <br /> appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. <br /> High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. <br />
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 9 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 9 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 9 months ago )
Local/State News
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 9 months ago )
State DOT awards $48M contract for NE Ga. road project
The state Department of Transportation has awarded a $47.8 million contract for nine miles of work on a northeast Georgia road.
9:37AM ( 9 months ago )
Applications for US jobless aid rise
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels.
9:23AM ( 9 months ago )
Business News
In past votes, SC congressional delegation opposed flood aid it's now seeking
WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.But less than three years ago, t...
5:44PM ( 2 hours ago )
UPDATE: Testimony begins in trial for one of two remaining defendants in murder, attempted robbery of Gainesville cabbie
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of one of two remaining defendants in the murder and attempted robbery of a Gainesville cab driver earlier this year.
5:22PM ( 2 hours ago )
Demorest lifts boil water advisory
Demorest Water System customers affected by a storm-related outage over the weekend can resume normal use of water for all purposes.
5:21PM ( 3 hours ago )
Mock mediation tournament returns to Brenau University this weekend
One of the South’s largest conflict resolution competitions returns to the area this week as Brenau University hosts its 13th annual Invitational Mock Mediation Tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.
2:03PM ( 6 hours ago )
State Special Olympics coming to Gainesville this weekend
The state Special Olympics begin a three-day run at various venues around Hall County Friday.
12:43PM ( 7 hours ago )