Trion Recreation Department partners with American Red Cross

Trion, Ga. (5-11-18) Trion Recreation Department will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross From 2 pm till 7 pm on May 22 at the Trion Recreation Center, 90 Dalton Street.

 For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 706-734-2011 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org.

“The town of Trion and Rec. Dept. is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Nolan Crisp, Trion Recreation  Director. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

 “We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”

 According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

 This is also voting day at the recreation center so vote and give blood the same day. Someone you love could benefit, according to Crisp.