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Community blood drive Thursday

Posted: March 13, 2014 - 8:04am  |  Updated: March 13, 2014 - 11:14am
Dee Leverett, with Shepeard Blood Center, prepares Fred Fidler for a blood donation during the county's blood drive at the Evans Government Center.   Photo  by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Dee Leverett, with Shepeard Blood Center, prepares Fred Fidler for a blood donation during the county's blood drive at the Evans Government Center.

 

The EMA Community Blood Drive will be going on all day Thursday.

The semi-annual blood drive to support Shepeard Community Blood Center will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Evans Government Complex auditorium and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bloodmobile at the Roads and Bridges building on Columbia Road in Appling.

The blood center provides blood products to 21 area hospitals.

To donate, one must be at least 110 pounds, in good general health and be at least 17 years old. Those who are 16 years old may also donate with written parental consent.

Donors will receive free Chick-Fil-A biscuits and Firehouse Subs, cupcakes from Small Cakes Cupcakery and a T-shirt. First-time donors will get a Shepeard Community Blood Center duffel bag.

For more information, visit www.shepeardblood.org.

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