Blood donations can help during the holidays

Blood donations can help during the holidays

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The American Red Cross is reminding you to donate blood during the holidays.

A community blood drive was held at First Baptist Church in Americus Friday.

Red Cross officials say blood donations can be extremely low around the holidays.

They encourage people to donate blood to help others that need it in emergency situations.

"The blood that we use at the hospital comes from the American Red Cross. So we try to partner with them to ensure that we have the adequate blood supply for our community," said Denise Burgess.

The Red Cross and the hospital hosts about six blood drives throughout the year. About 130 people gave blood at the church.

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