DAs office hosting upcoming Blood Drive

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To honor and support victims of crime and to increase public awareness about victims’ rights, the Coweta County District Attorney’s Office will be hosting their 10th annual Red Cross Blood Drive, in observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. inside the Justice Center in Cranford Hall. The Justice Center is located at 72 Greenville St. in Newnan. Donors will receive a free T-shirt.

The Victim Assistance Program encourages everyone in the community to donate blood and learn more about its program, according to District Attorney Herb Cranford Jr.

“In addition to bringing attention to the rights of victims of crime, including the right to be heard in court and to be treated with dignity, hosting a blood drive also serves as a reminder that members of our community have been severely injured by criminal behavior and sometimes depend on blood donations to survive their injuries,” Cranford said. “I hope the community will join us in supporting crime victims with blood donations.”

Before donating blood, donors are encouraged to eat a good breakfast or lunch, drink extra water, and eat foods rich in iron, including red meat, fish, poultry, prunes, raisins, green leafy veggies and beans.

To register early, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor key CCDA. Walk-ins are also welcome on the day of the blood drive. Face masks are required.



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