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Georgia-Florida Rematch Blood Drive continues

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The Georgia-Florida Rematch Blood Drive continues through Dec. 3.

The goal of the drive is to collect 100 pints of blood at the Savannah Donor Center.

Day one resulted in seven Georgia fans and two Florida fans. The score currently stands at Georgia – 46, Florida – 14. 

Here's how donors can earn team points during the blood drive: Whole Blood 6 points; platelets (single) 7 points; platelets (double) 8 points; platelets (w/red blood cells) 8 points; double red blood cells 8 points; donation attempt (w/deferral) 2 points; bring a friend bonus 3 points.

Presenting blood and platelet donors at the Georgia vs. Florida Rematch Blood Drive will receive a free commemorative T-shirt and will have an opportunity to win one of two pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets. 

The American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in more than 120 hospitals. Approximately 1,200 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demand.

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

Call 800.RED.CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org/therematch2010 to learn more about giving blood or platelets or to schedule an appointment to donate.

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