The State of Georgia receives 30-40% of its blood donations from high schools and colleges, which are either closed completely or are significantly depopulated during the summer months. Because of this, and because Georgia runs a blood deficit in the good times (we import from other states what we can), there is currently a criticial shortage of blood. Where really we should have at least 2-3 days worth of blood on the shelf, Georgia currently is running on only 1/2 a day's blood for some blood types.
Go on. We know y'all can give up an hour of time and a day's ability to drink alcohol.