Augusta needs blood donations

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An increase in patient demand for blood has created an “urgent and immediate” need for blood donors of all types, Shepeard Community Blood Center said this afternoon.

On Friday six shelves were empty in the refrigerator that usually holds up to 1008 units of blood, a meager third of the supply needed for the community, the center said.

The center urged the community to donate today or this weekend to replenish the stocks of blood for 17 local hospitals and the burn center.


Blood drive currently under way:



St. Mary On The Hill

1220 Monte Sano Ave. in Augusta

3:30 PM-7:00 PM


Aiken Mall

On Richland Avenue

10:00 AM-4:00 PM


Edisto Electric in Bamberg

Replacement Drive in honor of a cancer patient

1:00 PM-5:00 PM



St. Mary On The Hill

1220 Monte Sano Ave. in Augusta

8:30 AM-2:00 PM


St Paul Lutheran Church

On 961 Trail Ridge RD, Aiken

7:30 AM-1:00 PM


Or blood can be donated at these locations:

Shepeard Community Blood Center –Augusta

1533 Wrightsboro Road

Augusta, GA 30904

(706) 737-4551

Monday through Friday

9 AM to 6 PM

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Aiken

353 Fabian Drive

Aiken, SC 29803

(803) 643-7996

Monday through Friday

10 AM to 6 PM


10 AM to 3 PM

Shepeard Community Blood Center-Evans

4329 Washington Road

Evans, GA 30809

(706) 854-1582

Monday through Friday

8 AM to 6 PM


10 AM to 3 PM


12 PM to 5 PM



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truth_be_told 01/21/11 - 08:55 pm
I am a 12 gallon blood donor

I am a 12 gallon blood donor who was turned away last week because I mistakenly told them I went on a cruise last year when it was really 2 years ago. When I caught the mistake no one was available to approve my donation and change my status in the computer. The Director of Donor Services was unapologetic for not being available or having someone else with authority available. They (she) need a serious lesson in "customer service".

PS All other workers are always professional.

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