Shepeard Community Blood Center seeks platelet donors

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Shepeard Community Blood Center announced Tuesday a significant need for platelet donors.

Recently, an unusually high number of regular platelet donors have canceled appointments, Shepeard Community Blood Center said in a news release.

Shepeard asks eligible donors to reserve an appointment at one of three area locations.

• 1533 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta; (706) 737-4551; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• 4329 Washington Road, Evans; (706) 854-1582; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

• 353 Fabian Drive, Aiken (in the Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center ); (803) 643-7996; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

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