There is no better time to donate blood and give the gift of life.

According to a Facebook event page made by the Augusta Elks Lodge, Augusta Elks Lodge, located at 397 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, on Monday, June 28th, and run from 1 pm to 6 pm. Pre-scheduled appointments are required and will help staff keep donors in the building at one time due to CDC recommended guidelines and keep them socially distant. Face coverings or masks will be required, and donors will be required to have their temperatures checked before entering.

There is a huge need for all blood donations, but there is a huge need for Power Reds. The good news, Power Red donations don't take any longer than Whole Blood donations. The best part of Power Reds is that they use a smaller needle. Those wishing to donate Power Reds do need to meet certain requirements. Males need to be a minimum of 5’1,” and 130 lbs. Females need to be a minimum of 5’5” and 150 lbs.

Click HERE to pre-register for this event; you can do so by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS, visit RedCrossBlood.org, or thru the Red Cross Donor App. Text "BLOODAPP" to 90999 to download the free app. Donating blood takes on average 1 hour of your day but could potentially give someone in need another shot at life.

 

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