Summer is that time of year for another of Paula Deen's causes - the annual American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 at The Lady & Sons, 102 W. Congress St., and Uncle Bubba's Oyster House, 104 Bryan Woods Road.
"The summer rolls around so quick and the need for blood keeps rolling on," Deen says. "As far as I know, I will be in town. Uncle Bubba will certainly be at his restaurant, and hopefully, the boys will be downtown at The Lady & Sons."
Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors age 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements. Blood can be safely donated every 56 days.
To make an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "butter," or call 1-800-733-2767.