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November 9, 2013

Red Cross launches blood donation drive

— The “Give Something that Means Something” winter campaign of the American Red Cross, which encourages eligible donors to donate blood or platelets for hospital patients in need during the holiday season, will run through Jan. 6.

“Historically, during the winter months of November, December and January, fewer donors make the time to give blood due to competing seasonal activities, celebrations and holiday shopping,” said Marianne Spampinato, communications manager for Red Cross Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region.

To donate blood, 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, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

All blood types are needed.

Information: 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.

 

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