SHEPEARD OFFERS TO WRAP HOLIDAY GIFTS WHILE DONORS GET THEIR ARMS WRAPPED
(Augusta, GA) - Shepeard Community Blood Center is happy to be the home of some of Santa's helpers during the Black Friday weekend this year. As an added benefit to donating blood during the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, Shepeard Blood Center is offering free gift wrap to the community at their Aiken & Evans Centers throughout Black Friday weekend.
"Blood donors who take the time out of their hectic schedules to donate, particularly during this chaotic time of year, are a rare breed of people. We came up with this concept to simply say thank you to those amazing donors," says Suzanne Fanning, Advertising and Communications Manager for Shepeard Blood Center.
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PLATELETS ACROSS AMERICA SAVES LIVES AT FT. GORDON
Fort Gordon, GA - Al Whitney's quest to donate lifesaving blood platelets across the nation has taken him to all 50 states at least once. It took him less than five years to complete, but he didn't stop his campaign once he made it - instead he embarked on a new journey, taking his Platelets Across America project and putting combat boots on it!
When Mr. Whitney, who served in the U.S. Navy, learned about the Armed Services Blood Program, which is the U.S. military's blood supplier, he decided to travel to all the military installations that collect platelets through the ASBP. He will visit Fort Gordon's Kendrick Memorial Blood Center Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. to donate and meet the staff there.
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O TYPE BLOOD DONORS URGED TO DONATE FOR LOCAL PATIENTS
Shepeard Community Blood Center is asking blood donors who are O Negative and eligible to donate, to give the gift of life as soon as possible.
"Late Friday afternoon, there was a surge of orders for O Negative blood from a few of our hospitals and this has caused us to turn to our community and ask our O Negative donors to come forward and roll up their sleeves to replenish the supply," says Suzanne Fanning, Advertising and Communications Manager for Shepeard Blood Center.
"There are several gravely ill patients who are using O Negative blood during their hospitalizations," states Fanning.
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