Atlanta Motor Speedway and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive at the speedway on Thursday, June 9.
The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Tara Ballroom, located within the AMS Condo Building at 1500 Tara Place.
Walk-ins are welcome for the blood drive, however the number of appointments is limited and interested donors are encouraged to secure a donation time that works for them as soon as possible. Appointments can be made using the Blood Donor App or by going to RedCrossBlood.org and using sponsor code “amspeedway”. Appointments can also be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.
As many as three lives can be saved each time someone donates blood. Red Cross employees have implemented additional precautions to ensure blood drives and donation centers are safe for donors and staff and reduce potential exposure to COVID-19. Face masks are required inside the donation site.
Presenting donors will receive a $5 e-gift card – and if the Red Cross collects at least 45 pints of blood during Thursday’s drive, a drawing for a $50 gas card will also be held.
To prepare to give blood, the Red Cross recommends donors eat iron-rich meals and drink plenty of water. A photo ID will also be needed upon arrival.