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Red Cross holding public blood drives throughout December

Gwinnett residents will have 19 opportunities to donate blood at public blood drives this December.

Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. All volunteer blood donors must be evaluated to determine their eligibility to give blood.

Prospective donors should have a light meal and plenty to drink and should bring their driver’s license or two other forms of identification when donating. Donors may also want to bring a list of any medications they are taking.

The following are public blood drives being held in Gwinnett County:

• 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Elementary School, 600 Taylor Drive in Lawrenceville

• 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville

• 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Jackson EMC, 461 Swanson Road, Lawrenceville

• 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Parsons Elementary School, 1650 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee

• 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Buford Presbyterian Church, 1242 Buford Highway in Sugar Hill

• 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Fairview Presbyterian, 857 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville

• 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Hamilton Mill Community, 1669 Hamilton Mill Parkway in Dacula

• 2 to 7 p.m Dec. 12 at Richland Community Clubhouse, 2074 Quinton Place in Suwanee

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at JM Till Gwinnett Family YMCA at 2985 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Mizuno, 2510 Mill Center Parkway in Buford

• Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford

• Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford

• 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 17 at Buford Church of Christ, 1135 Chatham Road in Buford

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 17 at UPS Supply Chain Solutions, 20 Crestridge Drive in Suwanee

• 1 to 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at Sugar Hill Church, 5091 Ga. Highway 20 in Sugar Hill

• 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 20 at Kroger, 505 Dacula Road in Dacula

• Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 27 at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford

• Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 28 at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford

• Noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive in Buford

For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood.