Red Cross blood drive

Red Cross worker Nelson Wilson, right, prepares a volunteer blood donor prior to the Oakland Raiders-New Orleans Saints preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in Oakland, Calif. The Raiders and the American Red Cross joined forces to conduct a blood drive to help the Red Cross ensure a steady supply of blood for victims of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) – The Atlanta Motor Speedway along with the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Dec. 6.

The event will be held at the speedway’s Tara Ballroom located within the AMS Condo Building at 1500 Tara Place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome for the blood drive, however the number of appointments is limited and interested donors are encouraged to secure a donation time that works for them as soon as possible, according to the press release.

All presenting donors will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

To prepare to give blood, the Red Cross recommends donors the following:

  • eat iron-rich meals
  • drink plenty of water

A photo ID will also be needed upon arrival.

Appointments can be made using the Blood Donor App or by going to RedCrossBlood.org and using sponsor code “amspeedway”. Appointments can also be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

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