There is currently an emergency need for all blood types and donors are being sought. The shortage of blood is impacting blood centers across the county as well as locally. According to Lifesouth, which is asking for donors at all their centers. the summer months take a toll on blood supply and local organizations, such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta Medical Center, North Fulton Regional Hospital, Spalding Medical Center, and Sylvan Grove Hospital rely heavily on an ongoing supply of blood. Lifesouth is asking donors to donate now to ensure that local hospitals have the needed blood to help patients suffering from traumas, cancers and chronic illnesses.
There will be blood collection points at the following locations;
- Saturday, July 27th – City of Grayson, 475 Grayson Pkwy, Grayson, GA 30017 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, August 3rd: Walmart, 2050 W Spring St, Monroe, GA 30655 – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.