January 16, 2019

Red Cross Blood Drive in Franklin

blood-drive-logo(Franklin) — National Crime Victim’s Rights Week will be observed this year the week of April 19th.

The goal of this annual observance is to unite communities in honoring and empowering victims of crime and bringing awareness to the local community about victim’s rights.

This year the Victim Assistance Program in District Attorney Pete Skandalakis’ Office will be observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive.

The event will be held on Monday, April 20th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Individuals who would like to donate can visit the Heard County Community Center, located at 2484 Franklin Parkway.

Also, the Victim Assistance Program is issuing a challenge to all public safety departments and criminal justice agencies in Coweta County by featuring a friendly competition among those agencies.

A plaque will be presented to the agency that has the most employees participate.

Please register early by visiting redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code Heard DA, or by calling Tanya Roberts at the District Attorney’s Office at 706-675-0955. Walk-ins are also welcome on the day of the blood drive.

Besides commemorating such a special week, blood donation is greatly needed in the community.

Every day, 44,000 units of blood are needed in this country — for accident victims, cancer patients, surgical candidates, children with blood disorders and more.


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