American Red Cross Holding Third and Final Blood Drive in EC Tomorrow

August 26, 2013

The third and final blood drive planned for the month of August in Elbert County takes place tomorrow.

The American Red Cross is back in town looking to bolster their blood supply numbers after a summer shortage.

“This summer we did run into a shortage, and we are still climbing our way out of that, and we encourage everyone who can to participate in the blood drives taking place in Elbert County”, said American Red Cross Donor Recruiter Janet Jarrett

About twenty-five percent of the state’s blood supply comes from high school and college blood drives.

She says the strain on the blood supply should alleviate as the school year continues.

The third blood drive will take place at the First Baptist Church of Elberton on Tuesday, August 27th from 3:00pm until 7:00pm.

Jarrett says the process for donating blood takes about an hour for most people.

She says healthy donors can give blood every eight weeks or fifty-six days.

Blood donors must also be at least seventeen year’s old, or sixteen with parental consent; and must weight at least one hundred and ten pounds.

To find out more about donating blood, or to find other blood drives you can visit