CSRA Facing Urgent Need For O Type Blood For Local Patients

Sheppard Community Blood Center graphic
Sheppard Community Blood Center graphic

Augusta, GA – Shepeard Community Blood Center is asking blood donors who are O Negative, and eligible to donate, to give the gift of life as soon as possible.

“Late Friday afternoon, there was a surge of orders for O Negative blood from a few of our hospitals and this has caused us to turn to our community and ask our O Negative donors to come forward and roll up their sleeves to replenish the supply,” says Suzanne Fanning, who is the advertising and communications manager for Shepeard Community Blood Center.

“There are several gravely ill patients who are using O Negative blood during their hospitalizations,” states Fanning. “We have five trauma centers in our area so O Negative is vital to the health of the patients of our community.  Whether area patients are being treated for trauma-related injuries, cancer, or severe heart issues, the one thing that they all have in common is their ability to benefit from the priceless gift of O Negative blood. Because anyone can receive this precious gift, O Negative blood donors are needed more than ever in our cutting-edge medical community,” said Fanning.

O Negative blood donors who are eligible to donate are encouraged to donate blood at any Shepeard Community Blood Center location or blood drive in the days ahead to help critically ill patients in need.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds on the day of donation. Donors are being told to bring a photo I.D. or Shepeard Community Blood Center donor card. All potential donors are recommended to eat a meal and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood.

Click here for more information on Shepeard Community Blood Center.

Places where you can donate:

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Augusta
1533 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30904
706.737.4551
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
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Shepeard Community Blood Center – Aiken
(in the Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center )
353 Fabian Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
803.643.7996
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
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Shepeard Community Blood Center – Evans
4329 Washington Road
Evans, GA 30809
706.854.1582
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM
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