As we begin 2017, outreach opportunities with our local ministry partners are already underway.  On Thursday, January 5, come to the TrueNorth Church campus between 10 AM and 7 PM for the LIVE OUT! Blood Drive, brought to you by Shepeard Community Blood Center.

Suzanne Fanning is the Advertising & Communications Manager for Shepeard, and she’s excited to be a part of the blood drive in her hometown of North Augusta:

“Being from North Augusta, I love this particular blood drive because it gives me a chance to see and interact with so many people that I know in the community!”  Suzanne adds that there will be a lot of fun things happening on January 5: “Every donor will get a free meal from the North Augusta Chick-fil-A as well as a free long sleeved t-shirt to celebrate National Volunteer Blood Donor Month! Kicks 99 will also be there in the afternoon broadcasting live with free goodies, too! All first time blood donors will get a free Shepeard mug!”

This is a definitely an event that will be a blast to take part in, while saving local lives in the process.  Suzanne explains that this is a critical time of year to donate:

“As we transition out of the holiday season, we typically see blood donations drop. People are more focused on getting back to their routines and donating blood simply isn’t a priority. Unfortunately, the need for blood never takes a vacation. Patients are in need each and every single day and we depend on Shepeard donors to meet their needs, just like every other day of the year. With that said, I’d encourage everyone to aspire for something higher in 2017 by committing to saving lives through their blood donation – there truly is no better resolution!”

Even if you’ve donated blood as recently a November 3, you are eligible to give again at the LIVE OUT! Blood Drive!

If you can’t make it January 5, be sure to donate at one of three Shepeard Community Blood Centers and mention this Thursday’s blood drive:

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Augusta
1533 Wrightsboro Road | Augusta, GA 30904 | 706.737.4551
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Aiken (in the Hitchcock Plaza Shopping Center)
353 Fabian Drive | Aiken, SC 29803 | 803.643.7996
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM

Shepeard Community Blood Center – Evans
4329 Washington Road | Evans, GA 30809 | 706.854.1582
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

You can also check Shepeard Community Blood Center’s calendar for upcoming mobile blood drives.