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Red Cross Encourages Blood Donations Before Holidays

Western Kansas World of Wakeeny, Kansas

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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing.

Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. This often causes a drop in the blood available for patients. Donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help offset this seasonal decline.

Donors with all blood types are needed, and especially those with types O negative, B negative, A negative and AB blood. To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1 800-733-2767). Donors can now use the Blood Donor App to access their donor card and view vital signs from previous donations.

A Blood Drive is scheduled to be held in Wa-Keeney at the Trego Community High School on Thursday, November 12th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Walk-Ins are welcome!!



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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015



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