Autographed Falcons' helmet to be given away

The Atlanta Falcons are throwing their support behind the American Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region and the tremendous need for blood in August.

From August 3 through August 17, anyone who donates blood or platelets at an American Red Cross blood donor center will have a chance to win a Falcons helmet signed by head coach Mike Smith or two tickets to a pre-season game.

The Columbus Donor Center at 7490 Veterans Parkway is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.