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    2014 Atlanta Heart Walk

    2014 Atlanta Heart Walk

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:11:28 GMT
    The American Heart Association will hold its annual Metro Atlanta Start! Heart Walk on September 20, 2014. The walk encourages people to become more physically active and employers to be catalysts for change in creating a healthier culture within the work environment.
    The American Heart Association will hold its annual Metro Atlanta Start! Heart Walk on September 20, 2014. The walk encourages people to become more physically active and employers to be catalysts for change in creating a healthier culture within the work environment.

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LifeSouth Platelet Apheresis Donations

Your platelet donation makes a difference. Donating platelets is one way you can make an immeasurable difference. Platelet transfusions are essential in treating many different types of cancer. Platelets' function in the body is to help the clotting process by sticking to the lining of blood vessels. They help prevent massive blood loss resulting from trauma and blood vessel leakage. A steady supply of platelets from caring volunteer donors helps countless patients in their fight against cancer. Balancing patients' need for platelets and finding enough donors to donate is difficult. Because of this, we need platelet donors every day. A single apheresis donation can provide as many platelets as five whole blood donations.  Information provided by the American Cancer Society.

What is apheresis?
Apheresis is the collection of a specific component (platelets, plasma or red cells) needed for a patient.  This process allows us to selectively remove the components that we need and return the rest to you.

How long will a platelet donation take?
A platelet donation takes approximately 1-2 hours. LifeSouth provides televisions, comfortable chairs, snacks and drinks to help keep you relaxed during your donation. We know your time is valuable, so we promise to be attentive and accommodating to make your donation experience a pleasant one.

How often can you donate platelets?
You can donate platelets as often as every two weeks. While some donors choose to donate often, your schedule may only allow you to donate monthly or quarterly. We are happy to schedule you for appointments at the frequency that best suits your availability.  For more detailed information about donating apheresis visit, go to Types of Donations and choose Apheresis.

You can donate platelets at the following LifeSouth locations:
Greater Atlanta Donor Center
4891 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338

On Ashford Dunwoody Road across from PNC Bank
McDonough Donor Center
329 Westridge Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253

Between Henry County Water Authority and Regions Bank, near Kohl's and JC Penney
Gainesville Donor Center
1200 McEver Rd Extension
Gainesville, GA 30504
Near Kohl's, Publix and Free Chapel on McEver Road Extension

September 13: The City of Lovejoy is pleased to announce the forthcoming of our annual FallFest.  Join us on September 13, 2014 from 1-9 PM at the Lovejoy Community Center/ Mayor's Park for live performances, games, vendors, and much more. Vendor and performer applications are now available! For more information please contact Shambiera Ferrell 770.471.2304.

September 18-28: The 82nd Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will take place Thursday, September 18, through Sunday, September 28, at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Attracting nearly 300,000 people from throughout metro Atlanta, North Georgia and surrounding states, the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair is the largest fair in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia.  Regular tickets can be purchased at the gate at $7.00 for adults, with children 10 and under free. Ride tickets are $1.25 each, $20.00 for 21 tickets, $50.00 for 55 tickets and 120 tickets for $100. Parking is $3.00. ATM machines are located on the midway. Discount tickets will be available at all Metro Atlanta Walgreens beginning August 18 – September 19.  Adult $3.50, 21 Ride Tickets $11.00.

· September 19: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Kennesaw State University will be conducting free hearing screenings from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw.

· September 24: Atlanta Career Fair will be September 24th at 6pm hosted by United Career Fairs. Meet face to face with multiple decision makers hiring sales, business development, marketing, retail and sales management professionals across many industries. Our events are open to executive level experienced professionals as well as entry level and recent college graduates. This is your chance to meet directly with hiring managers! The event is free. For more information, visit

· October 11: Lewy Body Dementia Association's Inaugural Leg-It-For-Lewy 5K Run/Walk will be Saturday, October 11th at Stone Mountain Park 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd Stone Mountain, GA 30083. For more information, visit or call 404.935.6444

- October 18: Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving Schools is a 501c3 organization and is the largest active non-profit national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Unlike traditional driver's education programs based on classroom theory and simple maneuvers, the Tire Rack Street Survival® program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations. Students will receive a short classroom session and then will learn, hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course to ultimately ‘arrive alive.' The program is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 – 21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at The cost is $75 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. The program will be held at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045 Saturday, October 18, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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