The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a
point to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.
Blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become
busy with holiday festivities. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays
to help prevent these seasonal declines. Donors of all blood types, and especially those with
types O negative, A negative and B negative, are needed now to help maintain a stable blood
Blood donation appointments can be made through the Red Cross Blood Donor App – a faster,
more convenient way to schedule and manage donation appointments, especially for donors on
the go. The app also allows users to track donation histories, earn rewards and invite others to
join them on a lifesaving team. The app is free and available for download in app stores.
Donors may also visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn
more about the donation process and to make an appointment.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities:
11/4/2014: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Murray County High School, 1001 Green Road, Chatsworth
11/7/2014: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bartow County College and Career Academy, 738 Grassdale
Road, Cartersville
11/7/2014: 12 – 5 p.m., Walmart, 101 Market Blvd., Cartersville
11/10/2014: 3 – 7 p.m., Sara Ragsdale Elementary School, 528 Holly Springs Road, Rockmart
11/11/2014: 12:30 – 5:30 p.m., Nathan Dean Center, 604 Goodyear Street, Rockmart
11/12/2014: 3 – 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 183 West Main Street, Cartersville
11/12/2014: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sonoraville High School, 7340 Fairmount Highway SE, Calhoun
11/13/2014: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cass High School, 1000 Colonel Way, White
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit 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.
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
2014-APL-01017 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 or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.