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Red Cross encouraging blood donations at centers due to pandemic

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 5,000 Red Cross donation events have had to be canceled; including over 250 events here in Georgia. Despite many doctors postponing non-essential surgeries, the need for blood donations is still constant.

To help offset the event cancellations, the Red Cross is adding appointment slots at donation centers over the next weeks to ensure ample opportunities for donors to give. They have also implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of donors and staff during this outbreak.

To schedule a donation appointment in Valdosta, call (229) 241-1141. You can also schedule an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org.