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July 19, 2013

OUR VIEW: Blood drives see summer slump

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Locally, and across the nation, the Red Cross is calling on people to give blood to ward off shrinking supplies. Your donation can save three lives. Red blood cells can be used for accident victims, platelets are used for cancer patients and plasma is used for burn victims.

We encourage anyone who can to make the time for those three lives and countless others by give blood at the drive coming July 29. You have the power to be someone’s hero.

If you go: • WHAT: American Red Cross blood drive • WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 • WHERE: Walmart Supercenter, 240 Mall Road • INFO: Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. • DETAILS: A blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

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