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June 15, 2007

Albany --- South Georgia hospitals need blood and the American Red Cross in Albany is extending its hours to help meet the critical shortage. The Red Cross Blood Donor Center on Dawson Road extended hours Friday from 8:00AM until 4:00PM and will do it again Saturday.

There is less than a day's supply of all blood types. Type O and type B are in greatest demand. Everyday the Red Cross provides about eighteen pints of blood to Palmyra Medical Centers.

The Center also provides blood to 140 other facilities in the area. "Our supply is very much depleted and we can't do any exports, and we can't get any imports right now," donor recruitment representative Andrea Tatum said. "That's how much of a crisis we are in right now."

It's safe to donate blood up to six times a year. Donating a pint of blood takes about 45 minutes. Palmyra held a blood drive today.

Phoebe will have one next week. On Monday they will accept donations from 7:00AM to noon. On Tuesday the drive will go from 2:00PM to 7:00PM. Wednesday is the last day and will go from 10:00AM  to 5:00PM. There will also be a drive that day at Phoebe Northwest from noon until 5:00PM.

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