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Need for blood continues during the holiday season

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive from 12:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., in Fort Scott.

To donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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.

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