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The need for blood in our local city and community is great especially during the pandemic. One local church is partnering with the American Red Cross this weekend to get local citizens to donate their blood to help the Tuscaloosa community.

Plum Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama has partnered with American Red Cross to host Community Blood Drive, Saturday, April 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2822 Fosters Ferry Road, Tuscaloosa, AL, in the church Development and Outreach Center. The church is around the corner from Palmore Park.

Plum Grove Baptist Church is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Rev. Dr. Tyshawn Gardner, Senior Pastor. This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.” Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors.


Pastor Gardner wants the West Alabama community to come out and support in a major way. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. “We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”


According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

When you donate, you can receive a Virtual Amazon gift card or a $20 Walmart gift card when you make your appointment and keep the appointment and donate blood. The first 40 donors can receive tickets to the Magic City Classic as well. I encourage you to save a life and donate your blood and win these awesome prizes.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call Brenda Elliott (205) 242-6835 or Javelin Lewis (205) 393-4105 or sign up online at under Plum Grove Baptist.

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