ATLANTA -- The Coca-Cola Company has debuted vending machines that will accept donations to the American Red Cross.

Coca-Cola Interactive Vendors installed the machines in malls across metro Atlanta.

The new machines give people the option of making a donation with their credit or debit card after they've bought a drink. Customers can also choose to donate without buying anything.

"Through this technology, we're connecting worthwhile philanthropic organizations to passionate Coca-Cola drinkers," Thomas Barlow, senior VP of vending and wholesale for Coca-Cola, said in a statement.

The vending machines can be found at Arbor Place, Discover Mills, Gwinnett Place, Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, Mall of Georgia and Town Center at Cobb.

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