News 12 NBC 26 partners with local blood bank to fight shortage

Published: May. 10, 2022 at 3:41 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 2:17 PM EDT
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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:

Also, the Red Cross has several upcoming blood drives planned at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta. To make an appointment, visit 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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