Albany --An Albany church teamed up with the American Red Cross today to battle Georgia's blood shortage.
First United Methodist Church hosts a blood drive twice every year, in January and in August after the heavy travel season.
This is the third year the church has invited its members and others from the community to donate. For donors, it's a reminder that there is always someone in need of blood."You can save a life, other than your own," said Willie Williams.
"It's real important people come out because people are needing blood everyday, millions of people," said Kay Stafford.
The church says it collects between 40 to 60 pints on average when it hosts the blood drive.