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Blood donations in south Georgia continue on Labor Day


Some people spent part of their Labor Day holiday helping save lives.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive at the Tifton Mall on Monday, September 1. The blood supply usually drops during the summer and around holidays.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month and a pint of blood can go a long way.

"You never know if you or your family might need blood. Our universal donors are O- negative and O-negative can give to anybody and our most common type is O-positive, but we need all types," said Amanda Hall, Blood Collection Technician. 

The Red Cross gave away free movie tickets and other gifts to those who donated blood.

Below is a list of other opportunities you can donate blood:

Sept. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Walmart Supercenter, 1830 Hwy 82 West, Tifton

Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilcox State Prison, 472 South Broad St., Abbeville

Sept. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Omega Baptist Church, 219 Oak St., Omega

Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tift County Recreation Building, 401 N. Victory Dr., Tifton

Sept. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ty Ty Baptist Church, 157 N. Church St., Ty Ty

Sept. 8 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church of Tifton, 4605 Murray Ave., Tifton

Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Albany Technical College, 1704 South Slappey Blvd., Albany

Sept. 9 from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at Fullington Academy Inc., 264 Pine Ave., Pinehurst

Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Baker County Farm Bureau, 488 GA Hwy 37 SW, Newton

Sept. 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Cordele Community Clubhouse, 108 15th Ave., Cordele

Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at GA Southwestern University, 800 Wheatley St., Americus

Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Georgia Tech, 402 North Midway Rd., Cordele

Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Albany High School, 801 Residence Ave., Albany

Sept. 15 from 3 from 7 p.m. at Warwick Community Center, 100 S. Dogwood St. SW, Worth

American Red Cross Blood Donation Center at 1515 Dawson Rd., Albany

• Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m- 7 p.m.

• Wednesday CLOSED

• Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

• Saturday from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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