Blood drive set at Hermitage Springs


HERMITAGE SPRINGS-The American Red Cross welcomes a new blood drive location this month with the addition of Hermitage Springs School, program directors announced last week.   redcrosslogo

The schools’ location makes it convenient for volunteer donors in both Clay and Macon Counties to give blood, they said. The Red Cross also welcomes Gordie and Barbara Stein, who will serve as the new Clay County Blood Program Directors.

“Volunteering to be the Blood Drive Coordinators was an easy choice.  There was a need for someone to do it.  Donation is so important to saving lives and it could be someone in your family that needs the blood.  Please join us,” said  Barbara Stein.

You can help boost the winter blood supply by donating blood on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hermitage Springs School located at 17580 Clay County Highway in Red Boiling Springs.  For more information on blood donation, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. During January and February, everyone presenting to donate at a Red Cross blood drive will receive two great Sonic® coupons for one life-saving donation. Redeem your coupon at a participating Sonic® and enjoy a free medium cherry limeade, and then save your buy one, get one free Sonic® Burger coupon for another visit. 

If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood.  (In Tennessee, you may give blood at 16 years of age with parental consent.) There is no upper age limit for blood donation.  For more information or to find a blood drive near you, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).