News 12 NBC 26 partners with local blood bank to fight shortage
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - News 12 NBC 26 is partnering with Shepeard Community Blood Center to hold a blood drive this Friday.
The bloodmobile will be outside the station, 1226 Gray Way, Augusta. That’s at the corner of Riverwatch Parkway and Cabela Drive, near Costco.
It will take place from noon to 6:30 p.m.
All donors will receive a free T-shirt and pizza. To sign up, visit Shepeard Blood.
If you can’t make it, you can also give blood at one of Shepeard’s donation centers:
- Augusta: 1533 Wrightsboro Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 706-737-4551
- Evans: 4329 Washington Road, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 706-854-1582
- Aiken: 353 Fabian Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 803-643-7996
Shepeard also has several upcoming blood drives. Click on the link in each listing to make an appointment. Those drives include:
- May 14: Stone Roastery, 8-11 a.m., 502 Belvedere-Clearwater Road, North Augusta
- May 14: Papa John’s, noon to 4 p.m., 217-C Edgefield Road, North Augusta
- May 14: American Legion, noon to 5 p.m., 602 Hampton Ave, Aiken
- May 15: Journey Community Church, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4798 Hardy McManus Road, Evans
- May 17: Diablo’s Evans,-2-6 p.m. 610 Mullins Colony Drive, Evans
- May 18: Superior Construction, 8 a.m. to noon, 401 W. Martintown Road, Suite 150, North Augusta
- May 18: SME CPAs, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Building 100, Suite 200, Augusta
- May 19: Columbia County EMA community blood drive, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 650-B Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans
- May 20: Children’s Hospital of Georgia, 2 -6 p.m., 1446 Harper St., Augusta
Also, the Red Cross has several upcoming blood drives planned at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta. To make an appointment, visit https://rcblood.org/3LgBC7U. The drives include:
- May 31: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- June 22: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
- July 26: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Aug. 16: 12:30-5:30 p.m.
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