ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10)

PRESS RELEASE:

Kennesaw shopping center encourages blood donations from local community

Supporting the highest blood donor shortage since COVID-19 hit, Town Center at Cobb will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from Weds, June 9-Thurs, June 10 from 12-5 p.m.

Blood donations provide patients with necessary, life-saving treatment. According to the American Red Cross:

·     Someone needs blood every two seconds in the U.S.

·     One in seven hospital patients need blood

·     Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives

·     Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed in the U.S. every day

·     Approximately 38% of red blood cells are needed in the U.S. every day

·     The American Red Cross supplies approximately 40% of the nation’s blood supply

WHERE: Town Center at Cobb – Upper Level JCPenney Wing
400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy
Kennesaw, GA 30144

WHEN:  Weds, June 9-Thurs, June 10
12-5 p.m.

HOW: Visit redcrossblood.org using sponsor code ‘tcac’ to schedule an appointment in advance. Donors receive a free gift while supplies last. Appointments are recommended but are not required.

The Red Cross is following FBA blood donation eligibility guidance for potential donors who have received a COVID-19 vaccination. To determine eligibility, donors that have received a vaccine should know the name of the manufacturer. To learn more, please visit redcrossblood.org.

For more information on these events, visit bit.ly/tcc-blood-drive.