The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 13, from noon to 6:00 p.m. in the family fellowship center of the First Baptist Church of Commerce, 1345 South Broad Street, Commerce.
The Red Cross provides blood services to local hospitals, including Northridge Medical Center and the Athens, Gainesville and Atlanta area hospitals.
A unit of blood can help treat up to three people. Blood donations are processed into three primary components, red blood cells to treat trauma, platelets for cancer patients and plasma for burn victims. Whole blood is also used in surgery. Red blood cells have a 42-day shelf life.
Participants will receive a coupon for a free Chick fil-A sandwich at the Banks Crossing restaurant.