Two blood drives coming to AU campus

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You can donate plasma at any of the three local Shepeard Community Blood Centers.

Augusta University and Shepeard Community Blood Center will be co-hosting two blood drives on campus on Feb. 4 and Feb. 24 to offer students, faculty and staff an opportunity to give back to their community.

Shepeard provides blood and blood products to several hospitals in the area, including the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and Augusta University Medical Center. The first drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 in the ballroom of the Jaguar Student Activities Center. The drive is being hosted by the eSports Club Team and all donors will get a limited-edition Team Liquid eSports T-shirt and free pizza. 

You can also participate in the annual Hoops for Heroes Blood Drive Challenge on Feb. 24. The drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a bloodmobile near the JSAC. There will be free food for donors and special Hoops for Heroes T-shirts.

Hoops for Heroes is an annual event that pits Augusta University against USC Aiken to see which university can collect the most blood donations. A winner will be announced at the Feb. 26 basketball game.

If you can’t attend either blood drive, you can also donate for credit at any of the three centers. The Shepeard Augusta Center is at 1533 Wrightsboro Road. 

For more information, contact the Office of Volunteer Services and Community Engagement at 706-721-3596 or Shepeard Community Blood Center at 706-737-4551.

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