Blood donations needed in preparation for winter, holidays

The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

 

Red Cross Communications Manager Kristen Stancil said the need for blood is constant and more donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays.

“The source of blood is only from generous volunteers, so we encourage people to give,” Stancil said. “We do have a couple times that are more challenging than others. It’s usually going to be during the winter months and the holidays.

“And the holidays will be here before we know it, so we do encourage people before they get busy with their holiday schedules to give.”

Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities:

Saturday: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

Sunday: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Monday: Noon - 5 p.m., University of Georgia - Memorial Hall, 101 Sanford Drive, Athens

Monday: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Tuesday: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Tuesday: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

Wednesday: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Wednesday: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

Thursday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Thursday: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

Nov. 11: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Nov 11: 7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

Nov. 12: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Nov. 13: Noon - 5 p.m., University of Georgia - Tate Student Center, 45 Baxter St., Athens

Nov. 13: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Nov. 14: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Nov. 14: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkwy SW, Gainesville

Nov. 14: Noon - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 South Elm St., Commerce

Nov. 15: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Georgia - Memorial Hall, 1101 Sanford Drive, Athens

Nov. 15: 12:45 - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, 3525-3527 Atlanta Highway, Athens

Nov. 15: 2 - 7 p.m., Athens Church, 10 Huntington Road, Athens

Nov. 15: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m., University of Georgia - East Campus Village, 385 River Road, Athens

Nov. 15: 12:30 - 7:15 p.m., Gainesville Blood Donation Center, 311 Jesse Jewell Parkway SW, Gainesville

 

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