BLOOD DRIVE – ACWORTH – FEB 15

Red Cross Blood Drive

fp.nc On Friday, February 15, the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Acworth Beach House located in Cauble Park.  The Acworth Beach House is located at 4425 Beach St. Acworth, GA  30101.

 The Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood provider, and supplies more than 120 hospitals and heath care facilities throughout the state.  Remember one donor could potentially save up to three lives!

The American Red Cross blood supply continues to be at an emergency level. Severe Winter Storm impacts blood donations. Donors needed to ensure blood inventory is replenished.

The recent winter storm that hit the Northeast has forced the cancellation of more than 160 American Red Cross blood drives in nine states, resulting in a shortfall of nearly 7,000 units of blood and platelets.
To date, blood drive cancellations have occurred in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
The Red Cross is encouraging blood donations to help areas hit by this storm. While all types are needed, the Red Cross urges those with blood types O negative, B negative and A negative to make a lifesaving appointment.

 To schedule an appointment, call Jeff Chase at the Parks and Recreation Office at 770-917-1234 or email at jchase@acworth.org.