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ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County Farm Bureau will host a blood drive on April 4 at the bureau's office at 315 Eva St. in Albany. The drive will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.
Red Cross officials say about 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only 3 percent actually does. To encourage new donors, the Red Cross has a promotion to encourage blood and platelet donation called "Just 3 percent do, will you?"
The Red Cross Southern Blood Services provides blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. About 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each weekday to meet hospital demands.
For more information, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.