By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Red Cross hopes to stay ahead of summer blood shortage
Blood drives planned heading into Fourth of July
010314 blood back 02 bf Converted
The American Red Cross is trying to counter the summer slowdown in blood donations in Bulloch County with a series of blood drives leading up to the busy Fourth of July holiday. Around the summer months, as people start to take vacations, blood donations and blood platelets historically drop, which then leads to blood shortages. Kristen Stancil, external communications manager for the American Red Cross of Georgia, said that it’s important to keep steady donations all year long, but the summer is the hardest season to keep up.
Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter