Extended hours for Blood Assurance this weekend

September 14, 2018--8:20 a.m.


The Blood Assurance Rome Donor Center will extend its hours on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in anticipation of Hurricane Florence and the blood being sent to the Carolinas.

The center is the Midtown Crossing Shopping Center between Hobby Lobby and Longhorn Steaks.

At this time, Blood Assurance is asking O negative, A negative, B negative and O positive donors to give whole blood.

Donors of other blood types will be encouraged to give plasma and platelet donations, which are equally important and needed at this time as well.

Donors can schedule an appointment by calling the Rome center at 706-235-9853 or text BAGIVE to 444999.

The Cartersville Donor Center will be open on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 until 4 p.m. because of the expected need from Florence.

Additional donors are also needed today from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Cartersville center is in the Main Street shopping center between Publix and TJ Maxx.

One person was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 53 between Pinson Road and Pierce Hill Road Monday morning.
Authorities have released the names of two men accused of murdering a Cartersville man whose body was found in a subdivision in Jackson, Georgia Friday morning.
A 50-year old Rome woman was jailed Sunday on a felony aggravated assault charge.
Wednesday is the final drop-off day for disaster relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Florence.
Airshow legends Michael Goulian, Patty Wagstaff, and Buck Roetman headline a field of the nation's top aerobatic performers set to thrill audiences in the skies over Northwest GA October 13-14.
Gas prices in Georgia declined 1-cent during the past week.
A man is charged with terroristic threats, another man is charged with burglary, theft by taking a motor vehicle and entering an auto, and another man is accused of falsifying time sheets.
A 61-year old Rome man was arrested Saturday on a felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
The shooting took place in the area of 510 Calhoun Ave, close to the old bank at around 4:20 Sunday morning.
Pup-A-Palooza is scheduled for tomorrow including a puppy plunge to benefit P.A.W.S.