Save A Life At Chickamauga: Blood Drive At The Battlefield

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will host a blood drive at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road in Fort Oglethorpe on Thursday, July 26, from 1:30-6 p.m.  This blood drive is supported by Blood Assurance.

"Throughout the Battle of Chickamauga, surgeons and hospital stewards frantically worked to save the lives of wounded soldiers. Large field hospitals were quickly established in the area. Of the hospitals, Solon Hyde of the 17th Ohio Infantry recalled, 'It seemed as if nature was extending her hands to us in the hour of our extremity.'  Hyde was a hospital steward, and he diligently worked to save the lives of people he did not even know.

"This summer, you too can carry on Solon Hyde’s legacy and help save the life of another by donating blood to support Chattanooga area blood banks," organizers said.

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, contact Stacy Payne at stacy_s_payne@nps.gov or by calling 423-508-5085.

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Park,  contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786 or the Chickamauga
Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241.



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