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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 www.lifesouth.org, 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
404-329-1994

On Ashford Dunwoody Road across from PNC Bank
McDonough Donor Center
329 Westridge Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
678-432-0637

Between Henry County Water Authority and Regions Bank, near Kohl’s and JC Penney
Gainesville Donor Center
1200 McEver Rd Extension
Gainesville, GA 30504
770-538-0500
Near Kohl’s, Publix and Free Chapel on McEver Road Extension

CONCERT SERIES:

August 1 at 7:30 pm Joe Gransden – Straight Ahead Jazz: Renowned first for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to that of Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. Joe was on the road as a sideman with the big bands of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller.  A number of A.F.M. contracted sideman gigs include Barry White, The Moody Blues, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, and The Whispers. At 38 years old, Joe Gransden has already performed worldwide and released eight CDs under his own name.

August 15 at 7:30 pm Bradford Rogers
– Contemporary Jazz: Atlanta native Bradford Rogers is a producer, engineer, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a Chapter Governor of the Recording Academy and has performed with such multiplatinum artists as Michael McDonald, James Brown, Michael Bolton, Bobby Valentino, En Vogue's Dawn Robinson, Sleepy Brown and Cee Lo Green. He has performed as a featured artist at venues such as the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (flute and piano), has won awards including the Future Of Jazz competition, has appeared on programs such as Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta; and his music is played regularly on jazz and college radio.

Information
Tickets: $15 advance purchase online; $20 at the door.
Buy tickets online at Callanwolde.org/jazz-on-the-lawn-2014
In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Callanwolde’s indoor courtyard.
Parking is free and on site. For more information call 404-872-5338 or visit Callanwolde.org/jazz-on-the-lawn-2014
Events:

EVENTS:

August 2: Bring the family and join us in celebrating our Grand Opening! FREE karate classes, board breaking, meet Rocky the Rhino, pizza, games, prizes and more!! Stop by for your chance to win an IPad, pizza party, or a free month of karate classes!

Family Fun Day!!
Saturday August 2nd   10:00am to 3:00pm
Pro Martial Arts of Emory Walk Grand Opening
1248 Clairmont Road
Emory Walk Shopping Center
Decatur, GA 30300
404-990-4485

August 2: XOOMBUS Kids Action Center is hosting a FREE School Supplies Event Saturday August 2, 2014 from 11am to 3pm.  We will donate NOTEBOOKS and other supplies to the first 100 students on a First Come, First Serve basis.  We are also offering FREE Booth Spaces for small business owners, worship groups, and individuals interested in donating and distributing FREE School Supplies, clothing, or other items for students. FREE hotdogs and sodas to the 1st 100 students arriving.
For more details, please call (404) 855-1510.
 
Location:
3570 Buford Highway
Duluth GA 30096

August 2, 2014 from 11am to 3pm.  We will donate NOTEBOOKS and other supplies to the first 100 students on a First Come, First Serve basis.  We are also offering FREE Booth Spaces for small business owners, worship groups, and individuals interested in donating and distributing FREE School Supplies, clothing, or other items for students. FREE hotdogs and sodas to the 1st 100 students arriving.
For more details, please call (404) 855-1510.
 
Location:
3570 Buford Highway
Duluth GA 30096

July 11-August 22: Join us for Art Against The Wall at the new Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta from July 11-August 22. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery 72 is located in 2 City Plaza at 72 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. This year’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s Battle of Atlanta with a very special exhibit “Working with renowned artist Radcliffe Bailey will present a multi-media art experience which will look not only at the US Civil War, but wars from a global and personal perspective, as well as their destructive and constructive consequences. Gallery hours are from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information about the Atlanta Cyclorama, visit their web site at www.atlantacyclorama.org.

August 16: Register, raise funds and run or walk – that’s all it takes to be a hero in the eyes of a person facing lung cancer. Join hundreds of community members as they gather for a day of impact at the 5th Annual Atlanta Free to Breathe Run/Walk on August 16 at John Howell Park. The inspirational event will feature a 5K run and walk as well as a one mile walk for all fitness levels, with awards presented to the top finishers.

All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a nonprofit lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. Help us double lung cancer survival by 2022! To register and begin fundraising, visit www.freetobreathe.org. Registration fees: Online (Closes Aug. 13) $25, Mail-in (Must be received by Aug. 11) $28, OR Event Day (Beginning at 7 a.m.) $30

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.

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