Ga. blood supply dwindles

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Officials say the blood supply in Georgia is running low.

April Phillips is a spokeswoman for the Red Cross' Southern Blood Services Region. She says blood supplies have dropped to emergency levels and that officials are especially desperate for blood types O negative and B negative.

Phillips says at optimal levels, Red Cross has a five-day supply of blood. At emergency levels, the Red Cross only has a two-day supply or lower. The Red Cross is the nation's largest blood provider, and supplies more than 120 hospitals and heath care facilities throughout the state.

She says many Georgians don't know where to donate.

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GuyIncognito 01/26/10 - 09:32 am
Why doesn't the Augusta

Why doesn't the Augusta Chronicle tell us some local places to donate? If not, readers, please put them in the comments!

bankgirl 01/26/10 - 10:53 am
Shepeard Community Blood

Shepeard Community Blood Center - Augusta
1533 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30904
(706) 737-4551
Monday - Friday: 9AM to 6PM
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Shepeard Community Blood Center West
112 Davis Road
Martinez , GA 30907
(706) 854-1880
Hours for Special Donations Center (Martinez/West):
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8AM to 5:30PM
Thursday: 8AM to 1:30PM
Weekends by appointment.
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Shepeard Community Blood Center Aiken
(in the Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center )
353 Fabian Drive
Aiken, SC 29803
(803) 643-7996
Tuesday - Saturday: 10AM to 6PM
View a map of this location

Shepeard Community Blood Center Evans
460 North Belair Road
Evans , GA 30809
(706) 854-1582
Monday - Friday: 10AM to 6PM
Saturday: 10AM to 3PM
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You can also check out for their blood drive calendar.

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