SGTC Set to Host Last-Minute Blood Drive
The American Red Cross and South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The drive will be held in Hicks Hall on the college’s Americus campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointments are available, but are not necessary. In order to save up to 15 minutes in wait time, donors may also visit RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete a pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of the drive.
According to the American Red Cross, blood donations can help cancer patients, trauma patients, sickle cell patients, burn patients and patients with chronic diseases. Donations can also be separated into components, which can help more than one person.
Most healthy individuals can donate blood every 56 days. In order to be eligible to give, the donor must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. Donors are also encouraged to eat a well-balanced meal and drink a lot of fluids prior to donating.
This will be the first blood drive held on the college’s campus in 2019.
For more information on blood donation, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543). To schedule an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: SGTC, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.