Senoia Blood Drive Donates, Save Lives, and Offers Rewards on November 6th

Jared McCurry was one of the many donors who gave blood at the August 14th, 2023 blood drive at the Senoia United Methodist Church. You, too, can make a difference in the lives of others by donating at the November 6th drive at the local church.

Want to receive a $10 e-gift card from the American Red Cross to the restaurant merchant of your choice while being automatically entered to win a $5,000 gift card from the ARC?  

Come to the blood drive at the Senoia United Methodist Church on Monday, November 6th, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. It’s as simple as that!  

Did you know there is a national blood shortage? The Red Cross national blood supply has fallen by about 25% since early August. Right now, blood product distributions to hospitals are outpacing the number of blood donations coming in. We need your help – schedule a blood donation today. On top of this, by donating blood, you can also HELP SAVE A LIFE!  

You are encouraged to make an appointment for the upcoming blood drive either by signing up online ( or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). NOTE: If the appointment schedule is full, walk-ins may not be able to donate.

The Senoia Optimist Club and the Senoia United Methodist Church first partnered in holding quarterly blood drives on November 28, 2008. These two organizations have been trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives through these important blood drives as well as other types of outreach.  

Please sign up as soon as possible to be able to make a life-saving donation on November 6th. If you are unable to give, you are encouraged to notify others who may be able to donate. One blood donation can help save up to three lives.  

 The “famous” grilled cheese sandwiches served at the Senoia blood drives are planned to be served again at the upcoming blood drive, along with the snacks and drinks provided by the Red Cross. Come and enjoy!  

 As a reminder, the American Red Cross has made some changes that should bring in more donors. The organization announced an eligibility change that results in allowing some people to give blood who previously could not do so. In alignment with new FDA guidelines, the American Red Cross has updated its donor eligibility for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) related to mad cow disease.

  • The Red Cross has eliminated the deferral of donors who spent time in the UK, Ireland or France from 1980 to 2001, who were previously considered to have geographic risk of possible exposure to vCJD.
  • The Red Cross has also eliminated the deferral for individuals who received a blood transfusion from certain European countries from 1980 to present.

Those who have questions about their donor record can contact the Red Cross Donor and Client Support Center at 1-866-236-3276.  

 The Senoia United Methodist Church is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets. For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past Matt’s Smalltown Pizza and the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the Seavy Street City Park or State Highway 85. The church is on the right – only about 2 blocks east of Main Street. Please enter through the front of the sanctuary on Bridge Street in order to give blood.  

The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. ™

These blood drives are normally held on the first Monday of every three months. The next one is planned for February 5th, 2024. Please mark your calendar.

If you would like to learn how you can help in this or another worthwhile project sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, please email the club at or visit its Facebook page (“Senoia Optimist Club”).

If you would like more information about the Senoia United Methodist Church, please visit its web site at or call the church office at 770-599-3245.