Blood drive at Gathering Place today

Thu, 11/01/2007 - 4:06pm
By: John Munford

Local residents have almost all day today to roll up their sleeves for a good cause.

The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Gathering Place recreation center in Peachtree City located off McIntosh Trail across from Huddleston Elementary School.

The drive will run from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Red Cross is hoping to encourage new donors to begin giving blood for the holidays. The week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 19-26, is a critical time for blood donations since schools are out, businesses are closed and people travel, all of which reduce the ranks of potential donors, organizers said.

The benefit to giving blood between Nov. 1-30 is that all donors will be able to enter a drawing to win two roundtrip domestic tickets on Delta Air Lines.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit

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