Does your blood run black and gold or maroon and silver? South Georgia Medical Center and LifeSouth invite the community to save lives and bring home the championship trophy for their team when they host a blood drive competition between Lowndes High School and Valdosta High School. The drive will be held at multiple locations over the week of Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 7. The school that collects the most blood will be announced at the game on Friday, October 7. All donors will receive a $20 gift card and a special Winnersville Classic t-shirt.
The drives will be held at the Lowndes Board of Education from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, Valdosta State University from noon until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Valdosta High School from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, South Georgia Medical Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, and Jimmy John’s from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday. Blood donated in Valdosta and surrounding areas stays in the local community to help your neighbors in need. LifeSouth is the sole supplier of blood to patients at SGMC.
Blood donors must be at least 17 (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For more information on donating blood or to schedule an appointment to donate, call toll-free 888-795-2707 or visit lifesouth.org.
All Wildcat blood donors will get a free t-shirt!