Mall of Georgia to host American Red Cross for blood drive August 1-2

Mall of Georgia to host American Red Cross for blood drive August 1-2

Gwinnett County mall invites community to donate blood during the back-to-school season

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — Save lives by donating blood this summer! The American Red Cross will host a blood drive at Mall of Georgia on August 1-2 from noon-5 p.m. Supporters who donate blood will receive a complimentary $5 Target eGiftCard* for their attempted donation.

Why get involved? Here are some quick facts, courtesy of the American Red Cross:

  • Someone needs blood every two seconds in the U.S.
  • Just one pint of blood can save up to three lives!
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed in the U.S. every day.
  • Approximately 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate – yet less than 10 percent actually do!
  • The American Red Cross supplies approximately 40 percent of the nation's blood supply.

WHEN/WHERE: Mall of Georgia 

3333 Buford Drive, Buford, GA 30519 (Upper Level near Dick’s Sporting Goods)

August 1-2 from noon-5 p.m. each day

*All donors will receive a complimentary $5 Target eGiftCard.

HOW: Visit to schedule an appointment in advance. Enter code ‘moga’ for Mall of Georgia. For more information, visit

*Supporters must have a valid email address on file in order to receive the eGiftCard. Instructions on how to redeem the eGiftCard online will be included in a routine “Donor Thank You Email” which deploys every Monday. Recipients of the redemption emails will have 30 days to follow emailed instructions and claim their gift card. The timing requirement to claim the gift card will be part of the email communication to donors. 

For more blood donation facts, visit the American Red Cross online at

Jennifer Walker

BRAVE Public Relations

Kellie Rehn

BRAVE Public Relations