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Red Cross Working with Wonder Woman 1984 Movie for Blood Donations

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The American Red Cross is calling on eligible donors as the agency is facing an urgent need for blood donations. Spokesperson Ronnika McFall says as the state opens up, more units are needed, but the pandemic is resulting in reduced collections.

“As hospitals schedule surgical procedures and treatments that were previously on hold in response to COVID-19, the demand for blood has increased,” according to McFall. “Blood drives continue to cancel due to COVID-19.”

The Red Cross is teaming up with the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 movie which is due in theaters in October.

“The American Red Cross and Wonder Woman 1984 are working together to encourage fans and blood donors to have save the day by giving blood this July. If fans and blood donors come to donate between now and July 31st, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win an authentic Wonder Woman 1984 movie prop replica package.”

The process of giving is simple.

“Healthy donors are urged to make appointments today by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or you can call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767).”

Extra sanitation practices, social distancing measures, face mask usage and other procedures have been put in place to reduce exposure to COVID-19 during the donation process. Blood donations are also being tested for virus antibodies and donors receive their results within 7 to 10 days.

List of area donation opportunities:

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Winder

7/10/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Winder First United Methodist Church, 280 North Broad Street

Clarke

Athens

7/10/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/11/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/12/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

7/13/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/14/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Technical College- Student Ctr Spring, 800 US Hwy 29 North

7/14/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Jackson

Commerce

7/14/2020: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Civic Center, 110 State St.

Clarke

Athens

7/15/2020: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas Street

7/15/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Oconee

Watkinsville

7/15/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Ashford Memorial Methodist Church, 1 S Main St.

Clarke

Athens

7/16/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

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Auburn

7/17/2020: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Perry Rainey Center, 16 College Street

Clarke

Athens

7/17/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/18/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/19/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/20/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/21/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

7/21/2020: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Athens Regional Library System, 2025 Baxter St

Clarke

Athens

7/22/2020: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Janssen/Training Center, 1440 Olympic Drive

7/22/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Winterville

7/22/2020: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Nakanishi Manufacturing Corporation, 1225 Voyles Road

Clarke

Athens

7/23/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Oconee

Watkinsville

7/23/2020: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oconee Health Campus, 1305 Jennings Mill Rd

Clarke

Athens

7/24/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/25/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

7/26/2020: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

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Bethlehem

7/27/2020: 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 709 Christmas Avenue

Clarke

Athens

7/27/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Jackson

Jefferson

7/27/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 246 Washington Street

Clarke

Athens

7/28/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Jackson

Jefferson

7/28/2020: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Fire Training Center, 100 Fowler Drive

Clarke

Athens

7/29/2020: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/30/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

Clarke

Athens

7/31/2020: 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr, 3525 Atlanta Highway

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