Selected Community Events
Time to Care - Blood Give-In
First Baptist Church of Augusta – Walton Building
3500 Walton Way Ext.
•All first time donors will receive a free Shepeard ceramic travel mug.
•This event will be in the Walton Building; not in the Family Life Center as usual.
•Blood Drive hosted by First Baptist Church, Augusta, GA, along with WRDW News 12 and our “Time to Care” Partners.
•All visitors will receive a free fried chicken meal with all the trimmings.
•All who attempt to donate will receive a free donor T-shirt.
•All donors will receive a free ticket to the Shepeard Night at the GreenJackets baseball game on June 5th!
•Free child care will be provided by A Child’s World.
•Free Coca-Cola products for everyone all day.
•Free cupcakes from Small Cakes Cupcakery
•Shepeard Blood Center needs to collect 144 units of blood per day to meet the needs of our 20 local hospitals and the regional burn center.
•Shepeard is the contracted provider of blood and blood products for critically ill patients at 20 local hospitals and the regional burn center serving South Carolina and Georgia.
•Every day is an emergency for someone. Someone in your local community needs your help every day. You never know when that someone could be a neighbor, friend, family member or even yourself.
•Blood has to be collected, processed, distributed and on the shelf before the patient actually needs it.
•O negative donors are especially needed in times of emergency because it is the blood type emergency responders reach for when seconds count. O negative is the universal blood type which means anyone can receive it.
•Be sure that you have had a good, healthy meal and plenty of water before donating.
•You must be healthy, at least 17 years-old, or 16 years-old with written parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate blood.