American Red Cross encourages donors to make a blood donation
before the holiday season
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a
point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.
Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become
busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays
to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially those with
types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed now to help maintain a stable blood
Blood donation appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster,
more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on
the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to
join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores.
Donors may also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn
more about the donation process and to make an appointment.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
11/4/2014: 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Georgia Southwestern University, 800 Wheatley Street, Americus
11/5/2014: 8 a.m. -2 p.m., Terrell Academy, 602 Academy Drive, Dawson
11/11/2014: 1 -6 p.m., Cordele Community Clubhouse, 108 15th Avenue, Cordele
11/12/2014: 11 a.m. -4 p.m., Albany State University, 504 College Street, Albany
11/13/2014: 1 -7 p.m., Moultrie Church of Christ, 1915 Georgia Hwy 37E, Moultrie
11/15/2014: 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Albany Mall, 2601 Dawson Road, Albany
American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road, Albany
• Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
• Wednesday CLOSED
• Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. -2 p.m.
• Saturday 7 a.m. -2 p.m.
• Sunday CLOSED
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1800-
RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood
types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. 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. High school students and other donors 18 years of age
and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.