AMS, Red Cross holding blood drive on Dec. 10
For the fifth time in 2020, Atlanta Motor Speedway and the American Red Cross are teaming up to collect lifesaving blood donations on Thursday, Dec. 10.
The blood drive will be held in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Tara Ballroom, located within the AMS Condo Building at 1500 Tara Place, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-in appointments are currently available, however the number of appointments is limited and interested donors are encouraged to set an appointment for a donation time that works for them as soon as possible.
In four previous blood drives held this year at AMS, the Red Cross has collected hundreds of donations of lifesaving blood. As many as three lives can be saved each time someone donates blood. Red Cross employees have implemented additional precautions to ensure blood drives and donation centers are safe for donors and staff and reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.
Each donor will receive a free t-shirt, COVID antibody testing, and be entered into a drawing for one of two $25 Kroger gift cards. To prepare to give blood, the Red Cross recommends donors eat iron-rich meals and drink plenty of water. A photo ID will also be needed upon arrival.
To donate please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code “atlantaspeedway” and choose the donation time that works best for you. Registration can also be completed by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or by using the Blood Donor App.