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Blood donations needed

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Red Cross is asking folks to roll up their sleeves and donate.

Giving blood and platelets is a wonderful gift that doesn't cost a thing.

Winter weather and wide spread flu around the country caused hundreds of red cross blood drives to be canceled.

Some statistics you may not know... approximately every 2 seconds someone in this country needs blood.

That's

38 thousand donations needed every day.

Rare blood types are encouraged to donate often.

And racial and ethnic groups can help those in need that share their specific components.

Red Cross has just launched a new app encouraging groups, businesses and communities to schedule their own blood campaigns.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

2/5/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/5/2015: 2 - 7 p.m., Leesburg United Methodist Church, 117 Starksville Ave. North

Leesburg

2/6/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/7/2015: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/9/2015: 10:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/9/2015: 4 - 8 p.m., Ty Ty Baptist Church, 157 N. Church St.

Ty Ty

2/10/2015: 10:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/11/2015: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Darton College Student Center, 2400 Gillionville Road

Albany

2/12/2015: 8:15 a.m. - 1 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/12/2015: 1 - 7 p.m., Moultrie Church of Christ, 1915 Georgia Highway 37E

Moultrie

2/13/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/14/2015: 7:15 a.m. - 2 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/16/2015: 3 - 7 p.m., Adel United Methodist Church, 214 S. Hutchinson St.

Adel

2/16/2015: 10:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/17/2015: 10:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/17/2015: 12 - 6 p.m., Tifton Methodist Church, 107 West 12th St.

Tifton

2/18/2015: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Westover High School, 2600 Partridge Lane

Albany

2/19/2015: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/19/2015: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, 417 Third Ave.

Albany

2/20/2015: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/21/2015: 7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/23/2015: 10:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/24/2015: 10:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/25/2015: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., Tift Regional Medical Center, 901 East 18th St.

Tifton

2/26/2015: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/27/2015: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

2/28/2015: 7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m., Albany Blood Donation Center, 1515 Dawson Road

Albany

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information

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