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Libraries compete in blood drive

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — This might be the season for giving thanks, but two local libraries hope their communities will help make it a season for giving blood, as well. Post Road Library, a branch of the Forsyth County Public Library, and the neighboring Milton Library, a branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, will host a blood drive challenge on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 7 p.m.

Each branch will host its own blood drive with the American Red Cross and the total number of pints donated will be tallied at the end of the event. The branch with the most blood donated will win the challenge, and the bragging rights.

American Red Cross blood donations go to hospitals and medical facilities to help those organizations save lives and care for their patients. Donating blood is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation, and refreshments.

Branch Manager Ann Decherd invites all members of the Forsyth community to consider giving blood at the Post Road Library’s blood drive, especially those who have never donated before.

“This blood drive challenge is a perfect opportunity for someone who hasn’t donated blood to learn about the process,” Decherd said. “You can make it a date with your special someone or think of it as a little ‘me-time’ as you pay it forward and help a patient who needs life-giving blood.”

For more information on the donation process, visit redcrossblood.org. For more information on upcoming blood drives and other programs at Forsyth County Public Library, visit forsythpl.org.


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