Blood drive today at Phoebe Putney

ALBANY — The gift of life is priceless and it is a gift that many can give today at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

A blood drive will take place in the solarium of the Phoebe main campus cafeteria from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. This event is open to the public and Phoebe employees. There will be drawings for $100 in gift cards. Each person who donates will receive an ice cream treat.

Health officials say one blood donation can save three lives. Donations are typically down during the summer months, which is when they are needed the most, according to hospital officials.