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Rock & Roll up your sleeve to give blood

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Blood donation is a priceless gift of hope for patients in need. On Monday, March 18th, blood donors are asked to roll up their sleeve and give the gift of life to others at the Rock & Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive.  Donated blood will help meet the needs of 19 local hospitals and could also help those traveling outside the community for medical care.

Rock & Roll up Your Sleeve Blood Drive
Monday, March 18th 2013
10am – 6pm
American Red Cross
29 S. Stockwell Road, Evansville

"For the Rock & Roll up Your Sleeve Blood Drive this year, our goal is to collect more than 75 pints of lifesaving blood," said Amy Canterbury, Regional CEO, American Red Cross. "We would like to encourage all eligible blood donors in the community and surrounding area to schedule their appointments now, and help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need," she added.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online to redcrossblood.org to schedule a blood donation appointment and for more information

"Currently, all blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative blood," Canterbury added.

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 permission in Indiana), 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. All presenting donors will receive a $5 iTunes Gift card and a free meal.

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