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Blood banks in need of donors

July 12, 2004

Bainbridge - Roll up your sleeves, step inside, and become a hero. "It makes you feel like a hero in a way," says Tina Moody. "Knowing that you saved somebody's life, that would make anybody feel good."

Actually, you can save up to three lives per donation, and it only takes as long as an episode of Jeopardy. Tina's husband John says, "It only takes 30 minutes at the most, and it's just a little prick. Anybody can do that. You're helping to save somebody's life, somebody that desperately needs it."

That's why the blood mobile is at Bainbridge College today, looking for students eager to fill the supply. Nursing student Krista Griffin knows about the shortage firsthand. She says, "I work in the health care field so I see the need for blood, and I see the need for donors, so therefore, here I am."

Blood drive Coordinator, Tina Phillips says donors like Krista are truly a lifeline. "It helps everybody," she says. "It helps your neighbors, it helps your friends and family. You don't ever know when a crisis might occur and that you might need blood." And by giving today, you could save a life tomorrow.

The Southeastern blood center will be holding blood drives in Bainbridge and Cairo this week. To find out more, or to book a blood drive, contact Tina Phillips at 229-228-9980.

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