October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and  the American Red Cross is reminding the public that blood and platelet donors are needed to help ensure blood is on the shelves for breast cancer patients and others who rely on transfusions for survival.

Community Blood Drives are scheduled in the area:

Clarkesville:  10/8/2020: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Grace Calvary Episcopal Church, 295 E Green St.

Mount Airy: 10/9/2020: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hazel Creek Baptist Church, 243 Hazel Creek Church Rd

Clarkesville: 10/21/2020: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., North Georgia Tech, Hwy 197

Cleveland:  10/22/2020: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 25 Church Street

Clarkesville:  10/26/2020: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, 1087 Washington Street

Clarkesville: 11/5/2020: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Clarkesville Community, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 624 Hwy 197 North

Dahlonega:  11/5/2020: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Lumpkin County Library, 56 Mechanicsville Road