[VIDEO] Heroes Unified Blood Drive Thursday

June 15, 2022–7:56 a.m.

STAFF REPORTS

Multiple public safety agencies from Floyd County will join forces this week for an annual lifesaving blood drive.

The Heroes Unified Blood Drive is taking place Thursday, June 16 from 6 a.m.-to 1 p.m. Bloodmobiles will be stationed at two locations:

Government Plaza

5 Government Plaza

Rome, GA 30161

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office

2526 New Calhoun Hwy. NE

Rome, GA 30161

The agencies organizing the event are Atrium Health Floyd EMS, AdventHealth Redmond EMS, Floyd County Corrections, Rome Fire Dept., Floyd County Police Dept., Rome City Police Dept., Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Community Supervision, and Floyd County E-911.

The first Heroes Unified Blood Drive was first organized in 2018 and has been held every year since then.

“Once again, we are so appreciative of all of these agencies coming together for this great cause,” said Brian McDaniel, regional director of operations for Blood Assurance. “This collaboration will help save lives at Atrium Floyd Medical Center and Advent Health Redmond. We invite the community to come out, roll up a sleeve and be someone’s hero.”

All donors will receive a complimentary Blood Assurance insulated tote bag. A few lucky donors may even find a $50 gas gift card inside some of the bags.

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