Blood donors have three chances to donate a unit of blood this week. The Bulloch County chapter of the American Red Cross urges every one who is eligible to donate at one of these drives.
The need for blood is ongoing and the summer months usually put a real strain on the supply. Many people go on vacation or have other activities to keep them from making a donation. As a result the shortage can reach critical levels.
The first drive this week is today at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. Donors can stop by the Fellowship Hall between 2 and 7 p.m. today.
The second blood drive this week is Wednesday at Queensborough National Bank and Trust in the Conference Room from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. Wednesday's visit is a combination effort by all the banks in Statesboro.
For those who can't make this two visits, you can go the Mims Monroe Blood Services Center Thursday on the the third floor of the East Georgia Regional Medical Center between 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
If you would like to donate blood but time is a factor it is easy to make an appointment for a specific time at a specific blood drive. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online to www.redcrossblood.org then click on Make A Blood Donation Appointment.