Red Cross to hold local blood drives

Special to the Times

A Red Cross Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, December 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Piedmont Henry Hospital, 1133 Eagles Landing Parkway in Stockbridge. A drive will also be held on Wednesday, December 28 from 3-7 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138 SW in Stock-bridge.

To get started simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (age 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.