Think outside the gift box: Donate blood and give more life

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The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges
eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.

Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products
after experiencing complications during childbirth. “I truly owe my life to blood donors,” she said.
“Even the skilled hands of my surgeons could not have saved me without the blood.” Because
of blood and platelet donors, Wissen will celebrate the holidays with her three children and
husband.

In December, donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady. During the holiday
season, set aside an hour to give the most important gift – give blood and give more life. To
encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan.
7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App,
visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities Dec. 16-31

12/16/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/16/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dacula Family Sports, 144 Broad St. Dacula
12/16/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/16/2017: 12 - 4 p.m., Welcome All Park Recreation Center, 4255 Will Lee
Road Atlanta
12/16/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/16/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/17/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/17/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/17/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell
12/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saint Brendan Catholic Church, 4633 Shiloh
Road Cumming
12/17/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Big Miller Grove Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller
Grove Way Lithonia
12/17/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta

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12/17/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Woodstock Church of Christ, 219 Rope Mill Road Woodstock
12/18/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 106 West Taylor St. Griffin
12/18/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., McDonough Presbyterian Church, 427 McGarity Road McDonough
12/18/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Robert Fowler YMCA, 5600 W. Jones Bridge Road Norcross
12/18/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/18/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/18/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/18/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road Cumming
12/18/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Social Circle United Methodist Church, 261 S.
Cherokee Road Social Circle
12/18/2017: 12 - 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road

Peachtree
City
12/18/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Embry Hills United Methodist Church, 3304 Henderson
Mill Road Atlanta
12/18/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/18/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Dairy Queen, 3913 Austell Powder Springs Road

Powder
Springs
12/18/2017: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Canton American Legion, 160 McClure St. Canton
12/18/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Fullerville Baptist Church, 423 Old Town Road Villa Rica
12/19/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Georgia-Pacific LLC, 133 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta
12/19/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/19/2017: 3 - 8 p.m., Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, NW Atlanta
12/19/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/19/2017: 3 - 8 p.m., Tributary, 3240 Bakewell St. Douglasville
12/19/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Cedar Crest Church, 4600 Cobb Parkway NW Acworth
12/19/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell
Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/19/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., St. Catherine's Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road Marietta
12/19/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Grayson City Hall, 475 Grayson Parkway Grayson
12/19/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Kroger, 505 Dacula Road Dacula
12/19/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., City of Sugar Hill, 1166 Church St. Sugar Hill
12/20/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Georgia Fitness, 245 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Buford
12/20/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trinity Washington Building, 270 Washington St. Atlanta
12/20/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Atlanta Hawks - Philips Arena, One Philips Drive Atlanta
12/20/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe Atlanta

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Drive
12/20/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/20/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Children's Hospital of Atlanta Egleston's, 1405
Clifton Road Atlanta
12/20/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Emory Alliance Credit Union, 1237 Clairmont Ave. Decatur
12/20/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Bruster's Ice Cream, 4535 Hugh Howell Road Tucker
12/20/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell
Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/20/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2208 East Main St. Snellville
12/21/2017: 1 - 7 p.m., Griffin Moose Lodge #1503, 1435 Zebulon Road Griffin
12/21/2017: 12:45 - 7:15 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/21/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., St. Edwards Episcopal, 737 Moon Road Lawrenceville
12/21/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/21/2017: 11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m., Centerville Community Center, 3025
Bethany Church Road Snellville
12/21/2017: 12:45 - 7 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/21/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Foxhall Subdivision, 1940 Settindown Drive Roswell
12/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Road Cumming
12/21/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church of South Forsyth, 2750
Ronald Reagan Blvd. Cumming
12/21/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hunter Park Community Center, 8830 Gurley
Road Douglasville
12/21/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church, 4283
Chapel Hill Road Douglasville
12/21/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 6190 Powers Ferry Building, 6190 Powers Ferry
Road, Suite 520 Atlanta
12/21/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Planet Fitness, 3161 Cobb Parkway, Suite 210 Kennesaw
12/21/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Walton EMC, 842 Highway 78 NW Monroe
12/21/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center,
677 Church St. Marietta
12/21/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell
Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/21/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tanner Medical Center, 601 Dallas Highway Villa Rica
12/22/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., New Season Church, 4457 Atlanta Highway Hiram
12/22/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/22/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, 59
Executive Park South, Suite 2062 Atlanta
12/22/2017: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/22/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth

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12/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Starbucks, 906 Buford Highway Cumming
12/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Eastside Medical Center, 1700 Medical Way Snellville
12/22/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Peachtree City Library, 201 Willow Bend Road

Peachtree
City
12/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Red Cross, 9851 Commerce Way Douglasville
12/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at the Park
Building 1644, 1644 Tullie Circle Atlanta
12/22/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., Cowart Family Ashford Dunwoody YMCA, 3692
Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta
12/22/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Decatur Library, 215 Syamore St. Decatur
12/22/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/22/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Cobb County Water, 660 South Cobb Drive Marietta
12/22/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Sam's Club, 7325 Jonesboro Road Morrow
12/22/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Avery Elementary School, 6391 East Cherokee Drive Canton
12/22/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tanner Medical Center, 705 Dixie St. Carrollton
12/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, 1441 MLK Drive Greensboro
12/23/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/23/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/23/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/23/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dekalb Medical Center Women's Center, 2701
N. Decatur Road Decatur
12/23/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Town Center at Cobb, 400 Barrett Parkway Kennesaw
12/23/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/24/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/24/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/24/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/24/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Town Center at Cobb, 400 Barrett Parkway Kennesaw
12/24/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/26/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Great Escape Theatre, 115 Foster Drive McDonough
12/26/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Piedmont Henry, 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway Stockbridge
12/26/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/26/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/26/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth

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12/26/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Fayette County Public Library, 1821 Heritage Parkway Fayetteville
12/26/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., World Gym, 1300 Commerce Drive

Peachtree
City

12/26/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Kroger, 1101 Peachtree Parkway

Peachtree
City

12/26/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., DeKalb Medical Hillandale, 2801 DeKalb
Medical Parkway Lithonia
12/26/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., IHOP, 5170 Memorial Drive

Stone
Mountain
12/26/2017: 12 - 6 p.m., WellStar Cobb Hospital, 1791 Mulkey Road Austell
12/26/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Town Center at Cobb, 400 Barrett Parkway Kennesaw
12/26/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell
Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/26/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford
12/26/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Canton United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scot Mill
Road Canton
12/27/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Upson Regional Medical Center, 801 Gordon St. Thomaston
12/27/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA, 3655
Preston Ridge Road Alpharetta
12/27/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree
Road NW Atlanta
12/27/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mt. Vernon Highway Atlanta
12/27/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/27/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/27/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Emory Johns Creek Hospital, 6325 Hospital Parkway Johns Creek
12/27/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., WellStar Douglas Hospital B Building,
8954 Hospital Drive Douglasville
12/27/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., DeKalb County Library Covington Branch, 3500
Covington Highway Decatur
12/27/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Scott Candler Library, 1917 Candler Road Decatur
12/27/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cumberland Mall, 1000 Cumberland Mall Atlanta
12/27/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Northwest Family YMCA, 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane Kennesaw
12/27/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell
Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/27/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., G. Cecil Pruett Community Center YMCA, 151
Waleska St. Canton
12/27/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lilburn Branch Library/City Hall, 4817 Church
St. NW Lilburn
12/27/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Kroger, 6766 Hickory Flat Highway Canton
12/27/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford
12/28/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive Buford

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12/28/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Tom M. Wages Funeral Services, 120 Scenic Highway Lawrenceville
12/28/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wellstar Nursing and Rehab, 600 West
Memorial Drive Dallas
12/28/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Bruster's Ice Cream, 4244 Jodeco Road McDonough
12/28/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138
SW Stockbridge
12/28/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., City Hut, 400 West Marion St./Lafayette St. Eatonton
12/28/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/28/2017: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Glenn Building Atlanta, 550 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta
12/28/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Keller Williams Glenridge, 200 Glenridge Point
Parkway, Suite 100, Atlanta
12/28/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Southeast Atlanta Library, 1463 Pryor Road SW Atlanta
12/28/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/28/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090 Premiere
Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Forsyth County Safety Complex, 3520
Settingdown Road Cumming
12/28/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ashley Furniture, 2475 Market Place Blvd. Cumming
12/28/2017: 12 - 5 p.m., Vickery Village, 5855 South Vickery St. Cumming
12/28/2017: 2 - 6 p.m., Thunderzone, 3140 Bright Star Road Douglasville
12/28/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., East Lake Foundation Family YMCA, 275 E. Lake
Blvd. SE Atlanta
12/28/2017: 3 - 8 p.m., LA Fitness, 3999 Austell Road, Suite 101 Austell
12/28/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145 Roswell
Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/28/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Ward Recreation Center, 4845 Dallas Highway

Powder
Springs

12/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Southern Regional Medical Center, 11 West
Upper Riverdale Road Riverdale
12/28/2017: 3 - 7 p.m., Happy Valley Baptist Church, 605 Main St. Villa Rica
12/28/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Gwinnett County Library Snellville Branch, 2740
Lenora Church Road Snellville
12/28/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, 227 Highway 229 Social Circle
12/29/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saint Joseph's Hospital, 5665 Peachtree
Dunwoody Road Atlanta
12/29/2017: 12:45 - 6:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955 Monroe
Drive Atlanta
12/29/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite, 1001
Johnson Ferry Road Atlanta
12/29/2017: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/29/2017: 1 - 5 p.m., Bodyplex, 76 Highland Pavilion Court, Suite 165 Hiram

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12/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Walmart, 1550 Scenic Highway Snellville
12/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Douglasville Public Safety Complex, 2083
Fairburn Road Douglasville
12/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 9851 Commerce Way Douglasville
12/29/2017: 1 - 7 p.m., Loganville First United Methodist Church, 221 Main St. Loganville
12/29/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody
Road Atlanta
12/29/2017: 2 - 7 p.m., Walmart, 1825 Rockbridge Road

Stone
Mountain
12/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Central Library, 85 Literary Lane Newnan
12/29/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/29/2017: 1 - 6 p.m., River Rock Subdivision, 8510 Etowah Bluffs Ball Ground
12/29/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Woodstock Recreation Center, 7545 Main St. Woodstock
12/29/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Old Atlanta Recreation Center, 810 Nichols Road Suwanee
12/30/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000
Old Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/30/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Birmingham Baptist Church, 770 Hickory Flat
Road Alpharetta
12/30/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/30/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/30/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Road Lithonia
12/30/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
12/30/2017: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3155
Trickum Road Marietta
12/31/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alpharetta Blood Donation Center, 3000 Old
Alabama Road, Suite 110 Alpharetta
12/31/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Midtown Blood Donation Center, 1955
Monroe Drive Atlanta
12/31/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Duluth Blood Donation Center, 3090
Premiere Parkway, Suite 500 Duluth
12/31/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Northside Hospital - Forsyth County, 1200
Northside Forsyth Drive Cumming
12/31/2017: 7:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Cobb Blood Donation Center, 2145
Roswell Road Suite 250 Marietta
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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110
pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students

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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.
Volunteers needed
Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a
volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals.
Volunteer transportation specialists play a very important role in ensuring an ample blood supply
for patients in need by transporting blood and blood products. For more information and to apply
for a volunteer transportation specialist position, visit rdcrss.org/driver.
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.