Giving the gift of life to many Americans

Information and photos submitted by Karen Steinberg

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for many Americans. It was the day Big Canoers donated blood to help save lives. The effort was sponsored jointly by the POA and the American Red Cross and was held in McCormick Hall at the Big Canoe Chapel. 

Pints and pints of blood and plasma were drawn and sent on their way to help those desperately in need. This is a difficult time for many hospitals with critical care units filling fast. All help is needed to see our country through the crisis now faced.

Donors could walk-in or make an appointment, all were welcome. The reward? A thankful nation and a pack of cookies to enjoy. The next blood drive will be held on March 12, same place. To make an appointment and save some wait time, call Cheryl Mahan, the local Red Cross representative, at (706) 224-6610.

Please consider giving the gift of life; the life you save might be your own!

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