Red Cross Urgently Needs Blood Donations Before Summer Ends

Aug 13, 2019

As summer winds down, the American Red Cross is asking donors of all blood types to help combat an ongoing emergency blood shortage. The organization says many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations or to prepare for school to start.

Credit Piedmont Healthcare

According to a media release, blood platelet donors are not keeping pace with patient needs. Eligible donors can make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, or by calling 1-800-Red Cross -1-800-733-2767.

The Red Cross is thanking donors who give blood now through August 29th with a $5-dollar Amazon gift card, thanks to a million-dollar gift from Amazon. A list of blood drives and opportunities to donate blood in Clarke and surrounding counties is available below.

Clarke

Athens

8/13/2019: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

Clarke

Athens

8/14/2019: 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., University of Georgia Police Department, 286 Oconee St., Suite 100

8/14/2019: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

Jackson

Hoschton

8/14/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., The Meeting House, 5615 Grand Reunion Drive

Clarke

Athens

8/15/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

Clarke

Athens

8/16/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

Madison

Colbert

8/16/2019: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Colbert Depot, 23 S. Fourth St.

Clarke

Athens

8/17/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

Clarke

Athens

8/18/2019: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

Clarke

Athens

8/19/2019: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

8/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., University of Georgia Reed Hall, Reed Hall, University of Georgia

Oglethorpe

Lexington

8/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Lexington Baptist Church Family Ministry Center, 103 West Church Street

Clarke

Athens

8/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Georgia Power, 205 Dairy Pak Road

8/20/2019: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Georgia Health Sciences University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership Russell Hall, University of Georgia - Georgia Health Sciences Campus, Russell Hall, Buck Road

8/20/2019: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ct

Clarke

Athens

8/21/2019: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., University of Georgia Memorial Hall, 101 Sanford Drive

8/21/2019: 12:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr

8/22/2019: 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., Athens Blood Donation Center, Clark Crossing Shopping Ctr