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GIVE ONE LAST GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH BLOOD
(Dec. 3, 2014) — The American Red Cross encourages
eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday
season and discover the true meaning of giving by
Busy holiday schedules and seasonal illnesses, like the
flu, can often mean fewer donors giving blood. But for
patients with cancer or other illnesses or injuries
requiring blood transfusions, the need for blood is
constant and doesn’t get a holiday break. The gift of a
blood donation only takes about an hour and can give
patients a chance to celebrate more holidays to come.
To encourage donations and show appreciation, all those
who attempt to donate blood Dec. 24 through Jan. 4,
2015, will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt,
while supplies last.
Eligible donors with all blood types are needed,
especially those with type O negative, A negative or B
negative. To learn more about donating blood and to
schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood
Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED
American Red Cross Blood Donation Center
Saint Cloud Area Blood Donation Center
1301 West St. Germain Street
Mondays and Thursdays: 1 – 7 p.m.
Fridays: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
12/30/2014: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Miller Auto Plaza, 2930
2nd St. S.
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App,
www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS
(1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more
information. All blood types are needed to ensure a
reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or
driver’s license or two other forms of identification
are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years
of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh
at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may
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.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides
emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies
about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills
that save lives; provides international humanitarian
aid; and supports military members and their families.
The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that
depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more information,
please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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