Slate of blood drives coming to Fayette

Fri, 09/19/2008 - 2:11pm
By: John Munford

Sometimes it’s not a matter of dipping into your wallet or writing a check. In this case, it’s almost as easy as just rolling up your sleeve.
A host of blood drives are scheduled for the Fayette area in coming weeks, as officials with the American Red Cross are scrambling to keep up with the need for blood supply in the Atlanta area.

The area needs 1,200 people to donate blood each weekday to meet the needs of patients in more than 130 hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Most people who are age 17 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to give blood every 56 days. A single blood donation can help save up to three lives.

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

Upcoming drives here include:
• Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Tyrone at 294 Jenkins Road;
• Friday, Oct. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Gathering Place in Peachtree City at 203 McIntosh Trail;
• Sunday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church at 170 East Lanier Avenue;
• Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City at 101 Walt Banks Road;
• Thursday, Oct. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville at 1265 Ga. Highway 54 West;
• Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone at 360 Jenkins Road; and
• Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 2-7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peachtree City at 700 Ardenlee Parkway.

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