The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood. The Red Cross continues to face an emergency blood shortage which means blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

Southern Oral and Facial Surgery wants to help the local Red Cross replenish the blood supply by hosting a blood drive. Your blood donation can provide people with a second chance – one blood donation can save three lives!

Schedule your donation appointment today for September 12. Donation times are from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3000 Stansberry Lane, Suite 101, Franklin. All donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission. Donors must be in generally good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. Valid identification is required.

To schedule an appointment, go to All donors receive drinks and snacks so make your appointment and stop by on September 12!