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Emerge Albany holds blood drive

 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - People in Albany are trying to save lives and it could be yours one day. Emerge Albany held a blood drive at the Welcome Center Downtown.

Red Cross employees say every two seconds someone needs blood and hospitals in south Georgia need roughly 1,200 units of blood everyday.

The donor rate is so low in Georgia, one donor recruiter says our state has to import a lot of blood.

"It's hard for me to ask other people to give blood if I don't do that myself so yes I do try to give blood, said Donor Recruiter Susan McNair. "The fact that one unit could save up to three lives is important. You never know who's life you may be saving."

The blood collected Wednesday will be tested before it's dispersed to hospitals.

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