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Red Cross Asks For Donations

The Amer­i­can Red Cross is ask­ing for your help. They are des­per­ately in need of blood donors.

Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion pro­vided by the Red Cross, each day, patients across the United States need an aver­age of 44,000 units of red blood cells. That’s about 16-million dona­tions.

A num­ber of blood dona­tion oppor­tu­nites are com­ing up over the next few months here in our area.

To learn more, or to make a reser­va­tion to donate, sim­ply call 1–800-RED CROSS (1–800-733‑2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion are required at check-in. The Red Cross says if you are 17 years of age or older, 16 with parental con­sent, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in gen­er­ally good health, you most likely will be eli­gi­ble to donate blood. High school stu­dents and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet cer­tain height and weight requirements.

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