Red Cross releases Spring blood donation schedule
March 19, 2019---3:28 P.M.
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).
3/19/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cartersville High School, 320 East Church Street
3/19/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Trion Recreation Department, 90 Dalton Street
3/25/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 102 South Main Street
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
4/1/2019: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 144 Essex St.
4/3/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North Murray High School, 2568 Mt. Carmel Church Road
4/5/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pepperell High School, 3 Dragon Drive
4/7/2019: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 215 West Line Street
4/15/2019: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fairmount Community Center, 11921 Fairmount Highway East
4/16/2019: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Georgia Highlands College, 5441 Highway 20
4/17/2019: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m., Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1941 Shorter Ave