The Red Cross is definitely in need of blood, but External Communications Manager for Blood Tiffany Taylor told WGNS that a general e-mail describing an "emergency alert" for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region should be changed to "urgent need".
Taylor is attempting to determine who sent the January 10, 2019 e-mail that was referred to by WGNS. She said, "We are being questioned by individuals and other media about the reported Emergency Alert."
Here is a copy of the Jan. 10, 2019 announcement
In the meantime, the public is encouraged to give the gift of life at the local Red Cross office or at two special church drives this month.
Donate blood at the Red Cross office (501 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro)
- Sundays 7AM-3PM
- Mondays 11:30AM-7:30PM
- Tuesdays closed
- Wednesdays 11:30AM-7:30PM
- Thursdays 9AM-5PM
- Fridays 7AM-3PM
- Saturdays 7AM-3PM
Blackman United Methodist Church (4380 Manson Pike; Murfreesboro)
- Sunday, January 13, 2019 (8:30AM-12:30PM)
Northside Baptist Church (655 W. Thompson Lane; Murfreesboro)
- Sunday, January 20, 2019 (7:30AM-12:30PM)
For more information, call the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross (501 Memorial Boulevard, Murfreesboro) at 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).