12/28/2019 7:30:00 AM Blood drive to be held in Three Lakes
During this season of giving, the American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give the gift of life to help ensure patients don't have to worry about the availability of blood this winter.
Blood and platelet donations of all types are needed, especially type O, according to a Red Cross press release.
There will be an opportunity to give blood Jan. 8 at the Three Lakes School, 6930 W. School Street from noon to 5 p.m.
"Holiday travel and severe winter weather often lead to a decline in blood donations," the release states. "However, a patient's need for lifesaving treatment doesn't take a vacation or stop for nasty weather. Blood and platelets are needed every day for those receiving treatment for cancer and leukemia, accident and burn victims and surgical patients, among others."
To schedule an appointment to donate, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
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