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Red Cross releases Spring blood donation schedule

March 19, 2019---3:28 P.M.

PRESS RELEASE

Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.


By giving blood, donors may be helping someone like 5-year-old Emery Twehues, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia last spring. During her intense cancer treatments, Emery has needed both blood and platelets. Cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, and certain types of chemotherapy drugs and radiation can damage the bone marrow, where red blood cells and platelets are produced. “Emery would not be able to recover from chemotherapy without lifesaving transfusions,” said her mom, Morgan Twehues. “Every time they hang a bag of platelets or blood up on her IV pole, I wish whoever donated that could see who it’s going to. There would be no chance for her to live, taking that chemotherapy, if it weren’t for the blood products.” In order to meet the needs of patients like Emery, the Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood and more than 2,500 platelet donations every day.

Make an appointment to help save lives now by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Bartow
Cartersville
3/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cartersville High School, 320 East Church Street
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Chattooga
Trion
3/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trion Recreation Department, 90 Dalton Street
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Bartow
Adairsville
3/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 102 South Main Street

Cartersville
3/26/2019: 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Cartersville Civic Ctr., 435 West Main Street
3/29/2019: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Bartow County College and Career Academy, 738 Grassdale
Road

                                    
Polk
Cedartown
4/1/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 144 Essex St.
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Murray
Chatsworth
4/3/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Murray High School, 2568 Mt. Carmel Church Road
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Floyd
Lindale
4/5/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pepperell High School, 3 Dragon Drive
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Gordon
Calhoun
4/7/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 215 West Line Street
Fairmount
4/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fairmount Community Center, 11921 Fairmount Highway East

2019-APL-00345

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Bartow
Cartersville
4/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Georgia Highlands College, 5441 Highway 20
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Floyd
Rome
4/17/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1941 Shorter Ave