Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground hosts blood drive July 27.
ATLANTA, Ga. (July 12, 2011)—The need for blood transfusions is far outpacing donations. In response to this statewide need, Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground is partnering with Ball Ground Pharmacy and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive July 27. The drive takes place at 470 Valley Street, in Ball Ground, Ga., from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Because it has a limited shelf life, the need for blood is constant. Donating blood is a simple process that helps to save more than five million people in need of blood transfusions each year in the United States. Blood is needed every two seconds for emergency medical situations and is often needed for the treatment of accident victims, cancer patients, hemophiliacs and surgery patients. Piedmont Physicians at Ball Ground asks that you visit redcrossblood.org and schedule your appointment using the sponsor code “phcball.” Your single donation could save up to three lives across the state.
All blood types are needed, but type O negative donors can make the difference between an adequate blood supply and a shortage.
Donors must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors must not have given blood in the last 56 days. Walk-ins are welcome; however appointments will be honored first.
All participants receive an American Red Cross t-shirt and will have their name entered into a raffle for door prizes. In addition, the American Red Cross is offering a chance for those that present to donate to enter into a drawing for a monthly $3,000 prize.