Blood drive com­ing on Nov. 14 in Rock­mart

The collection is sched­uled from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Goodyear Street com­mu­nity cen­ter.

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

The Nathan Dean Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will play host next Tues­day to a chance for the com­mu­nity to con­tinue to show their sup­port for those who need a life­sav­ing gift in med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties around the area.

Vol­un­teers with the Amer­i­can Red Cross will be out from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. tak­ing blood do­na­tions at the Goodyear Street com­mu­nity cen­ter in Rock­mart on Nov. 14, and they need as many do­nated pints as they can get in or­der to en­sure an ad­e­quate sup­ply for use in lo­cal area hos­pi­tals.

This com­ing drive isn’t be­ing held in any­one’s mem­ory or honor, ac­cord­ing to lo­cal or­ga­niz­ers, but they are ask­ing that peo­ple in the spirit of giv­ing ahead of the hol­i­days use this chance to give an­other per­son a chance to sur­vive.

Re­quire­ments for do­nat­ing in­clude be­ing at least 17 years of age, weigh­ing at least 110 pounds and to give whole blood, not hav­ing given in at least the past 56 days.

Around 4 per­cent of peo­ple give an­nu­ally, a dras­ti­cally small amount com­pared to those who use up the blood sup­ply in hos­pi­tals dur­ing sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures and in tran­fu­sions.

To do­nate, visit red­crosss­blood. org or call 1- 800- RED- CROSS for more.

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