A Community Blood Drive will be held inside the Activities Room of the Smith County Community Center from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019.

The Smith County Community Center is located at 939 Upper Ferry Road in Carthage, Tennessee.

To schedule your donation appointment in advance, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Carthage19.

Save time on the day of your donation appointment by completing your pre-donation reading and health history with Rapid Pass online.

According to the American Red Cross website, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

To learn more about the American Red Cross and the blood donation process, click here.