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Augusta University and Shepeard Community Blood Center partner to address critical local blood shortage

Twenty local hospitals receive their blood and platelet supply from the Shepeard Community Blood Center, and blood reserves haven’t been this low in over three decades.

To combat this critical local blood shortage, Augusta University and Augusta University Health are partnering with Shepeard to host several blood drives the week of Jan. 9.

To incentivize participation, Shepeard will give $20 Amazon gift cards to all donors at all Augusta University blood drives this week.

  • Jan. 11: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a blood drive in the lobby of Professional Building I on the Health Sciences Campus.
  • Jan. 12: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be a blood drive in the Oak Hall Connect Space (Room C-130) on the Health Sciences Campus. In addition to the $20 Amazon gift card, donors at this location will receive a $10 voucher for onsite food.
  • Jan. 14: There will be two mobile units operating:

To save time at the donation site, donors are encouraged to fill out their health questionnaire in advance via QuickPass. However, note that the questionnaire must be done the day of donation.

To donate at a different time, visit Shepeard Community Blood Center’s website to schedule a blood donation, or walk in to one of their clinics during operating hours. Photo ID is required for all donors.

Blood donations made through Shepeard Community Blood Center remain in the CSRA and support local community members. Read their stories.

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Paige Boeke is a communications coordinator for Communications and Marketing at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at pfowler@augusta.edu.

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