Make a difference, give blood this week

Published 6:37 am Tuesday, July 9, 2013

You can make a big difference this week, by signing up to donate blood at a local blood drive.

The Decatur County Farm Bureau, located at 501 S. Scott St. in Bainbridge, will be hosting a free blood drive on Thursday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All donors are asked to sign up with Lisa Green at (229) 246-1692 or by email at, and all donors will receive a free T-shirt.

Earlier this week, the American Red Cross announced that it has a severe blood shortage at this time. The Red Cross noted that the summer months are usually slow, because school-based drives are no longer being held and because so many people are going on vacation.

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Let’s do what we can to help address that shortage. If you miss Thursday’s blood drive, you can find out more information about how to donate blood by visiting online at