Published Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blood drive part of 'Big Give' Thursday at Centre

From STAFF REPORTS

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The Coweta Community Foundation is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive as part of the Dr. Gerald Troutman “Big Give 2013.”

The event is being held at the Centre for Performing Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to learn more about giving blood or platelets or to schedule an appointment.

To make an online appointment for this blood drive, use sponsor code COWETACF.

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