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GAB: UGA and Georgia Tech Blood Drive scheduled

DULUTH -- The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech are asking students, alumni, staff and fans to help save lives by giving blood. The schools are competing to see which can recruit the most blood donors.

Gwinnett County donors who cannot make it to campus can donate at the Duluth blood donation center Monday through Friday this week. The center is located at 3090 Premiere Parkway, Suite 500, Duluth.

About 1,200 blood donations are needed daily in the Southern Blood Services Region to maintain an adequate supply for more than 120 local hospitals. 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 age 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

According to its website, the American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international aid; and supports military members and their families.

For more information, visit www.redcross.org.

Tomahawk Team auditions this week

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves will host open auditions for the game entertainment team, the 2013 Braves Tomahawk Team.

For the 2013 season, the Braves are in search of high-energy, spirited individuals with the ability to engage fans, work within a family environment and perform in front of large crowds.

The Tomahawk Team performs at all home games and many events throughout the community.

Interested candidates can email braves.entertainment@braves.com or reserve an audition spot. Auditions are scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Finalists must be available for callback on Wednesday.

For more information, call 404 614-1525 or visit www.braves.com.

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