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March Is Red Cross Month

February 28, 2011
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03/01/11 The public encouraged to donate blood and help save lives.

March is the perfect time to give blood since March is Red Cross Month and the 60th Anniversary of the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region. 

“Chances are, wherever you live or wherever you go, you’re likely to encounter someone whose life has been touched by blood donation through the Red Cross,” said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.

“Volunteer blood donors make it possible for us to supply lifesaving blood to those in need,” said Whitman. “We hope the public will donate blood this March in celebration of our region’s 60th anniversary and as a way to help others through the American Red Cross.”

UPCOMING AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES IN OUR AREA:

Wednesday, March 2, from 1:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson

Elementary School in the gymnasium, located at 401 Klinger St. in Plymouth. This is a Pint Size Heroes blood drive and “Recovery 2011” blood drive.

Sunday, March 6, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Indiana National Guard, located at 1220 W. Madison in Plymouth.  Please email scott.a.samuels@us.army.mil to schedule your blood donation appointment. 

How to Donate Blood:

To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS

(1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org <http://www.redcrossblood.org/> for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

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