The Standard Journal

The Polk County Police are planning a blood drive for the end of the month.

- By Kevin Myrick Editor

The Polk County Police Department is looking for the community to come out and give back in an upcoming blood drive being held later this month.

Officer Andy Anderson is helping organize the drive coming up on February 27 at the Polk County Police Department on 73 Clines Ingram Jackson Drive in Cedartown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Anderson, who has longtime been a blood donor, said he’s hoping to get as many people out as possible to participat­e in the drive to give back like he has.

It turns out that Anderson has what he calls “child friendly” blood, which means that his O-negative blood type is able to help children with specific diseases requiring blood. He also gets calls regularly to donate platelets.

“There are people in need constantly f or blood, and we need as many donors as we can to help,” Anderson said.

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