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BLOOD DRIVE

Published: March 29, 2017 12:00 AM

April is National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767).

Donation opportunities

STOW

April 3 -- 1 to 7 p.m., Stow Presbyterian Church, 4150 Fishcreek Road

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NORTHFIELD CENTER

April 7 -- 1 to 7 p.m., St Barnabas Parish, 9451 Brandywine Road

How to help

Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required.

Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), 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.

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.


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