GAINESVILLE - The American Red Cross in Gainesville has scheduled a series of blood drives across northeast Georgia this month in hopes of shoring up supplies before the Labor Day weekend.<br />
Officials say they continue to have an urgent need for blood donors <br />
of all blood types but O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed. <br />
Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays such as Labor Day. <br />
To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors from August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, <br />
while supplies last. <br />
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area: <br />
August 20 from 3-7 p.m. at Air Line Baptist Church, 3368 White Sulphur Road, Gainesville <br />
August 21 from 12-5 p.m. at Walmart SuperCenter, 1572 Anderson Hwy, Hartwell <br />
August 22 from 2-7 p.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 5410 Hwy 197 South, Clarksville <br />
August 25 from 3-7 p.m. at Kroger, 1931 Jesse Jewell Pkwy, Gainesville <br />
August 26 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at Piedmont College - Student Center Gym, 165 Central <br />
Avenue, Demorest <br />
August 28 from 12:30-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Cleveland <br />
American Red Cross (Northeast Georgia Chapter) Blood Donation Center at 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville <br />
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