Published Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blood drives scheduled in Coweta community

By NICHOLE GOLDEN

nichole@newnan.com

Give blood between now and March 31 at an American Red Cross drive, and you will be entered into a drawing for a home improvement store gift card.

The need for blood is constant at area hospitals, and there are four drives scheduled in Coweta this month:

Upcoming drives are:

Feb. 4, at the Senoia United Methodist Church, 229 Bridge St. in Senoia from 1 - 6 p.m. Donations of double red cells and blood will be collected.

Feb. 7 is the date of the Newnan Community Drive. Collection hours are 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Asa M. Powell Expo Center, 197 Temple Ave. in Newnan.

Feb. 8, the Four Corners Church drive from 3-8 p.m. The church is located at 16 Savannah St. in Newnan.

Feb. 14 is the Big Give, a blood drive and food drive sponsored by the Coweta Community Foundation (CCF). Held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville, the hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blood donors may give every 56 days and should be in good overall health, 17 years of age or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds. For details on giving blood, or to make an appointment at a blood drive, go to www.redcrossblood.org .

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