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ALBANY, Ga. The summer season is always the most relaxing and fun – sun, sand and plenty of smiles. What many don't realize is that during the busy summer season, blood donations often decline due to vacation and summer activities, while the need for blood remains constant.

The American Red Cross is asking donors to "Cruise Into Summer" by donating blood or platelets.

 The campaign, which runs to June 30, 2010, gives each person who presents to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross an opportunity to enter a drawing for the chance to win a cruise for two.

By donating early in the season, blood donors can donate two or more times during the summer months, helping ensure blood is available for patients throughout this critical time.

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.

 Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

 For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

 Blood and platelet donations can be made at the following American Red Cross blood donation centers:

 Albany Donor Center

1515 Dawson Road

Albany, GA 31707

 

Whole blood donors can also donate at the following blood drives:

 Clay

 

Middleburg

4/09/2010: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Clay County Utility Authority, 3176 Old Jennings Road

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Colquitt

 

Doerun

5/18/2010: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: First Baptist Church of Doerun, 131 S. Broad St.

 

Moultrie

4/08/2010: 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Colquitt EMC, 15 Rowland Drive

5/13/2010: 1:00 PM - 6:30 PM: Colquitt EMC, 15 Rowland Drive

 

Norman Park

4/12/2010: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM: First Baptist Church of Norman Park, 100 E. Broad Street

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Dougherty

 

Albany

4/21/2010: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM: Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 417 Third Avenue

4/21/2010: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Albany First United Methodist Church, 307 Flint Avenue

4/22/2010: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Albany State Univ Student Ctr, 504 College Drive

4/24/2010: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Greater Second Mt Olive Baptist Church, 103 Dewey Street

5/19/2010: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Beattie Road Church of Christ, 1731 Beattie Road

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Early

 

Blakely

6/01/2010: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Blakely Home Health Care, 23 Court Square

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Lee

 

Leesburg

5/11/2010: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM: First Baptist Church of Leesburg, 135 Main Street

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Randolph

 

Shellman

4/19/2010: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Randolph Southern School, 100 Pecan St

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Sumter

 

Americus

4/23/2010: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Americus First Baptist Church, 221 South Lee Street

4/23/2010: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Americus First Baptist Church, 221 South Lee Street

5/20/2010: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: South Georgia Technical College, 900 South Georgia Tech Park Way

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Worth

 

Sylvester

5/14/2010: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Margaret Jones Library - Sylvester, 205 East Pope Street