Support cancer patients by giving blood with the Red Cross

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

Mary Alice Donofrio gave blood for the first time in memory of her mother who received several blood transfusions while being treated for breast cancer. “I had no idea what to expect, but the experience was very easy and quite rewarding. Ever since then, I try and give blood as often as I can, and every time it gives me a good feeling in my heart. It is so nice to know that taking just an hour or so out of my day can help save the lives of others.”

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with nearly 253,000 women expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 16-31
10/16/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/16/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/16/2017: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Canton American Legion, 160 McClure St. Canton
10/16/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Smith Wallis Scott LLP Attorneys at Law, 327 Bankhead Highway Carrollton
10/16/2017: 1:30 - 7:30 p.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 3962 Salem Road Covington
10/16/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, 5960 Stewart Parkway Douglasville
10/16/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/16/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., Movies 278 Hiram, 185 Metromont Road Hiram
10/16/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Planet Fitness, 3161 Cobb Parkway, Suite 210 300 Kennesaw
10/16/2017: 7 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/16/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., McDonough Presbyterian Church, 427 McGarity Road McDonough
10/16/2017: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m., First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4532 Lavista Road Tucker
10/17/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/17/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Drew Charter School, 301 East Lake Blvd. Atlanta
10/17/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Georgia State University - Dahlberg Hall, 30 Courtlandt St. Atlanta
10/17/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/17/2017: 3 - 8 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 25 Blvd. NE Atlanta
10/17/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Buford High School, 2750 Sawnee Ave. Buford
10/17/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/17/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Kennesaw Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive Kennesaw
10/17/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Archer High School, 2255 New Hope Road Lawrenceville
10/17/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/17/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Woodstock High School, 2010 Towne Lake Hills South Drive Woodstock
10/18/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/18/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/18/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Gatewood School, 139 Philips Drive Eatonton
10/18/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/18/2017: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m., Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road Marietta
10/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oxford College, 100 Hammill St. Oxford
10/18/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bank of America, 2059 Northlake Parkway Tucker
10/19/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Travelers Insurance Windward, 1000 Windward Concourse Alpharetta
10/19/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sterling Pointe, 303 Perimeter Center North Atlanta
10/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Concourse, 1 Concourse Parkway Atlanta
10/19/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/19/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Northside Hospital Cherokee, 450 Northside Cherokee Blvd. Canton
10/19/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Covington, 1139 Usher St. Covington
10/19/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/19/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Griffin Moose Lodge #1503, 1435 Zebulon Road Griffin
10/19/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Wellstar Paulding Hospital, 2518 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway Hiram
10/19/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/20/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Folklore Haunted House, 5389 North Main St. Acworth
10/20/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Mercer School of Pharmacy Cecil B. Day Campus, 2930 Flowers Road Atlanta
10/20/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/20/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/20/2017: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Greene County High School, 1002 S. Main St. Greensboro
10/20/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lake Oconee Academy, 1021 Titan Circle Greensboro
10/20/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/20/2017: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m., Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran, 101 Peachtree Parkway N Peachtree City
10/20/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Roopville Road Baptist Church, 835 North Highway 27 Roopville
10/21/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/21/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/21/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Decatur Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2365 Candler Road Decatur
10/21/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lucerne Baptist Church, 4805 Stone Mountain Highway Lilburn
10/21/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/22/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/22/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/22/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/22/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/22/2017: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church, 11340 Woodstock Road Roswell
10/23/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/23/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Embry Hills United Methodist Church, 3304 Henderson Mill Road Atlanta
10/23/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/23/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Georgia Tech - Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive Atlanta
10/23/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mt Vernon Highway Atlanta
10/23/2017: 12 - 6 p.m., WellStar Cobb Hospital, 3950 Austell Road Austell
10/23/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., WellStar Douglas Hospital B Building, 8954 Hospital Drive Douglasville
10/23/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/23/2017: 7 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/23/2017: 12 - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road Peachtree City
10/23/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Fullerville Baptist Church, 423 Old Town Road Villa Rica
10/24/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Cedar Crest Church, 4600 Cobb Parkway NW Acworth
10/24/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/24/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 1644 Tullie Circle Atlanta
10/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Georgia Tech - Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive Atlanta
10/24/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/24/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Canton United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scot Mill Road Canton
10/24/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/24/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Fairview Presbyterian, 857 Duluth Highway Lawrenceville
10/24/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/24/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road Marietta
10/25/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/25/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., Cowart Family Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, 3692 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta
10/25/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/25/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/25/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Masonic Lodge 744, 455 Perry St. Lawrenceville
10/25/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lilburn Branch Library/City Hall, 4817 Church St. NW Lilburn
10/25/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/25/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Flint River Academy, 11556 Highway 85 East Woodbury
10/26/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 1790 Mars Hill Road Acworth
10/26/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/26/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., City of Dunwoody Public Works, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250 Atlanta
10/26/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Georgia Tech - Student Center, 350 Ferst Drive Atlanta
10/26/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/26/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 375 Thomaston St. Barnesville
10/26/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hunter Park Community Center, 8830 Gurley Road Douglasville
10/26/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/26/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/26/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Kings Academy, 471 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock
10/27/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/27/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bremen High School, 504 Georgia Ave. Bremen
10/27/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tanner Medical Center, 705 Dixie St. Carrollton
10/27/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/27/2017: 1 - 7 p.m., Loganville First United Methodist Church, 221 Main St. Loganville
10/27/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/28/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/28/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/28/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/28/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/28/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran, 1208 Rose Creek Drive Woodstock
10/28/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Woodstock Christian Church, 7700 Highway 92 Woodstock
10/29/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/29/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ben Hill United Methodist Church, 2099 Fairburn Road SW Atlanta
10/29/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2621 South Highway 20 SE Conyers
10/29/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/29/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road Marietta
10/30/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/30/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., Boy Scouts of America, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway Atlanta
10/30/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/30/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., The Home Depot, 4520 Holly Springs Parkway Canton
10/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Georgia Highlands College, 5901-A Stewart Parkway Douglasville
10/30/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/30/2017: 7 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/30/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Arbor Terrace of Burnt Hickory, 920 Burnt Hickory Marietta
10/30/2017: 4 - 7 p.m., Lassiter High School, 2600 Shallowford Road Marietta
10/30/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Monticello Baptist Church, 334 W Greene St. Monticello
10/30/2017: 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., St Paul's Episcopal Church, 576 Roscoe Road Newnan
10/30/2017: 3:45 - 7:45 p.m., Brookwood High School, 1255 Dogwood Road Snellville
10/31/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
10/31/2017: 12 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Drive Atlanta
10/31/2017: 12 - 3 p.m., Wellstar Nursing and Rehab, 600 West Memorial Drive Dallas
10/31/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
10/31/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Central Gwinnett High School, 564 W. Crogan St. Lawrenceville
10/31/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
10/31/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Eastside Medical Center, 1700 Medical Way Snellville

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-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.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.