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Donate at Augusta University blood drive Nov. 19

Shepeard Community Blood Center will partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. The Shepeard bloodmobile will be parked outside the Ronald McDonald House, 1442 Harper St.

All donors will receive a Shepeard face mask and the first 10 donors will receive a voucher for a free piece of cheesecake from Taylor-Made Kakes.

The nation is currently experiencing an unprecedented blood shortage, so your donations are needed now more than ever before. The need for blood products never stops, not even during a pandemic, and donors ensure local hospitals are fully stocked with the lifesaving products patients need.

When you donate with Shepeard, you are donating locally. Shepeard supplies the blood and blood products to more than 20 hospitals within the CSRA, including Augusta University Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Donating blood during these difficult times is one way to help those living in your community. And the impact is real — just one donation can save up to three local lives.

To protect the health of Shepeard staff and blood donors, all donors are being asked to wear a mark during their donation time. If you do not have one, one will be given to you. Shepeard will also be following CDC recommendations in regard to social distancing, and all donors will be screened and temperatures checked before donating.

Contact the Office of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement at 706-721-3596.

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