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Red Cross in 'Emergency Need' for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross says they're at emergency levels in their blood supply.

According to a news release, nationwide they project 50,000 fewer donations in June than they expected.

The Central Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross says there are half as many blood products in inventory as there was this time last year.

They attribute that to unseasonably warm weather letting people start their summer activities earlier, and officials says people aren't taking to time to give blood and platelets.

The Red Cross says all blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B Negative and A negative.

Because of the shortage, the Red Cross is extending hours at donations center and encouraging all eligible donors to take time to give.

To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org.

Farmers Market Holds Grand Opening Saturday

Farmers Market Holds Grand Opening Saturday

The Farmers Market opens Saturday from 7:30 until 12:30 p.m.

See the flyer above for the vendors and items available.

 

Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Among Top Five Least Healthy

Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal Among Top Five Least Healthy

 

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A Chick-fil-A kids meal is among the five worst fast food kids meals that claim to be healthy, according to a new report released Thursday.

The report, which was commissioned by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says Chick-fil-A's Grilled Nuggets Kids Meal contains the same amount of cholesterol as a McDonald's Big Mac.

Comunity Health Fair

Comunity Health Fair

Community Health Care Systems, Inc. will sponsor its 4th Annual Health Fair Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wilkinson County High School Gym (The Palace) located at 11481 Hwy 57 Irwinton, GA

The Health Fair is free to the community, over twenty (20) vendors, free cholestral checks, blood pressure checks, and vison and a host of others resources.

There will also be a Blood Drive by American Red Cross.

For further information contact Joyce Denson, Outreach Coordinator  at 478-946-1030

Lifeguard Class Starts in May

Lifeguard Class Starts in May

DUBLIN, GA.--The American Red Cross lifeguard classes start in May. 

See the poster for details.

Red Cross Blood Drive Today

Red Cross Blood Drive Today

DUBLIN, GA.--A blood drive is set for today, Wednesday, March 28.

That's from 1-6 p.m. at the Dublin Mall.

First Annual Men's Night of Blessing

First Annual Men's Night of Blessing

Saturday, March 31 from 5-9 p.m.

Click the poster to see more details.