Valdosta Daily Times

June 11, 2014

Valdosta Community Blood Drive next week

The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Valdosta Community Blood Drive is scheduled for 1-6 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, Mathis City Auditorium, 2300 N. Ashley St.

Donors will be entered to win a pair of tickets to Wild Adventures, plus other drawings. This drive is sponsored by the Azalea Masonic Lodge.

“Every two seconds, someone needs blood and this summer, during the American Red Cross 100 days of summer campaign, there are 100 chances to give hope,” according to the Red Cross. “Each day, the American Red Cross needs 15,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

“With schools out and families on vacation, it’s often difficult to collect enough blood to meet patient needs during the summer months. We depend on communities like Valdosta to ensure blood is available when it is needed.”

Chick-Fil-A will provide free chicken nugget and sandwich coupons during this drive.