Blood drive roundup: Donate to get restaurant gifts cards, T-shirts

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are fewer blood drives, leaving the shelves bare at blood banks.
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Augusta Regional Airport is partnering with Shepeard Community Blood Center to hold a blood drive later this week.

It will take place adjacent to the main terminal building from 1:30-6 p.m. on Oct. 22.

The Shepeard bloodmobile will at 1501 Aviation Way in the elite rewards parking lot.

The first 15 donors will receive an Applebee’s gift card. All donors will receive points in the Shepeard donor store that can be redeemed for gift cards or T-shirts.

Blood banks have been hit hard by the pandemic, which has led to a decline in the blood drives that have traditionally kept them stocked.

Despite the efforts of blood donation centers over the past few months, centers nationwide are in dire need of blood donations. Local hospitals are in urgent need of O negative and O positive blood types.

For more information on how to donate, call 706-737-4551 or visit

Also coming up ...

IN AIKEN: The University of South Carolina Aiken and Shepeard Community Blood Center will be holding a community blood drive on the university campus on Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As a thank you, each donor will receive a Halloween-themed shirt.


  • Harlem High School, Room 619 - Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Georgia School for Innovation & Classics - Oct. 20 from noon (12 p.m.) to 6 p.m.
  • Jefferson High School - Oct. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Washington-Wilkes Community, 105 West Robert Toombs Avenue - Oct. 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Lincoln County High School - Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church - Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church - Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • University Hospital-McDuffie, 2460 Washington Road - Oct. 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Augusta University Pre-Nursing Society, 2500 Walton Way - Oct. 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Washington County High School - Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • SRP Federal Credit Union-Walnut Lane - Oct. 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Gloverville Elementary School - Oct. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • East Georgia College Swainsboro - Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Aiken County Employees Blood Drive, 1930 University Parkway - Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Republican Baptist Church – Clarks Hill - Oct. 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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