American Red Cross encouraging blood donations during Breast Cancer Awareness month

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others during Breast Cancer Awareness month.

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. for 2017.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with nearly 253,000 women expected to be diagnosed in 2017.

Blood may be needed for cancer patients while during their chemotherapy, surgery of treatment for other complications.

The following are opportunities to give blood:

  • 10/17/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/18/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Harris County Community Center, 7509 GA Highway 116 Hamilton
  • 10/18/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/19/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/20/2017: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/20/2017: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Americus First Baptist Church, 221 South Lee St. Americus
  • 10/21/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/24/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/25/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/26/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/27/2017: 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/28/2017: 7:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus
  • 10/31/2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Patient Care Lab, 4600 River Road Columbus
  • 10/31/2017: 12:45 – 7:45 p.m., Columbus Blood Donation Center, 7490 Veterans Parkway Columbus

 

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