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Blood drive set at North Platte High SchoolTell North Platte what you think

Looking for a way to give back to the community but don’t have a lot of time to volunteer?

The North Platte High School scholarship blood drive will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at McKinley Education Center (315 W. F St.) in North Platte.

The American Red Cross reminds people that in about an hour, donors can help save lives by donating blood and feel instant gratification.

“Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteer blood donors,” said Tricia Quinn, CEO of the Red Cross Midwest Blood Services Region. “By donating blood, you can make a difference in the lives of patients in your community and throughout the nation.”

Help a student earn a scholarship by donating blood this holiday season.

As Americans become increasingly mobile, donors may help not only family and friends in their community, but also patients in need across the country.

To make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.

All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last.

To donate

Simply 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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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 11/18/2013
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