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Ronald McDonald House Charities to host blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center

Shepeard Community Blood Center will partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. The Shepeard bloodmobile will be parked right outside the Ronald McDonald House, 1442 Harper St. Every donor will receive a special T-shirt as a thank you for donating.  

The need for blood products never stops, not even during a pandemic, so blood donors are needed to ensure local hospitals are fully stocked with the lifesaving products patients need. Blood donations have been down over the past year, so if you are able to donate blood, please do so.  

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 the 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 mask during their donation time. If you do not have one, one will be provided. Shepeard will also follow CDC recommendations regarding social distancing, and all donors will be screened and temperature checked before donating. You can call Shepeard at 706-737-4551 to schedule an appointment.

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