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Red Cross still in urgent need of blood

POSTED: August 7, 2014 3:32 p.m.

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July.

Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients.

To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood Aug. 30-Sept. 1 will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

A blood drive will be held Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Georgia-Pacific River Mill at 393 Fort Howard Rd. in Rincon.

The American Red Cross Blood Donation Center at 25 Tibet Ave. in Savannah is open on the following days:
• Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Wednesday and Thursday, 12-7 p.m.
• Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

How to donate blood
Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

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