The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has scheduled a pair of blood drives over the next couple of weeks at their Rome office, located at 112 John Maddox Drive. The first will be held this coming Monday, January 18th from 2 pm until 7 pm, with another set for next Thursday, January 28th during those same hours.
Each blood donor will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies free of charge. As an added perk, all blood and platelet donors in January will automatically be entered to win two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles. People who give blood from January 1-20 will also be automatically entered to win a Big Game at Home package that includes a 65-inch television and a $500 gift card for food and fun.
Donors may schedule their appointments by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or by visiting the website www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will be accepted when possible, but may experience longer wait times.
January is National Blood Donor Month, according to a Red Cross release.