Red Cross invites eligible donors to give blood in honor of military
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PEORIA -- Veterans Day is
Nov. 11, and the American Red Cross invites eligible donors to schedule an
appointment to give blood in November in honor of those who have served the
country in the U.S. armed forces.
Blood donated through the Red Cross is
distributed to about 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across
the country for patients in need, including patients at many U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Blood transfusions
help save lives every day, and all blood types are currently needed,
especially O-negative, A-negative and B-negative.
Appointments to roll up a sleeve and
donate can be made today by visiting
calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Another way to support veterans,
military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and
installations around the world is by sending holiday cards through
Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Between now and early December,
the Red Cross will collect the cards and distribute them. Learn more
Upcoming blood donation
opportunities in Logan County:
Monday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at
Lincoln Christian University, Route 10, Lincoln
Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hartsburg-Emden Jr./Sr. High School,
400 W. Front St., Hartsburg
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How to donate blood
To make an appointment or for more
information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
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