Red Cross to hold blood drives

First Posted: 9/21/2008

The American Red Cross will conduct three blood drives in the Back Mountain during the month of September.

The first drive will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Trucksville United Methodist Church on Church Road just off Route 309. The double red unit will be at this drive.

A drive will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Meadows Nursing Center, 55 W. Center Hill Rd., Dallas.

The last drive of the month will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Misericordia University. While this drive is held on campus, it is an open community drive. The double red unit will be at this drive.

The Red Cross requests that all donors bring identification and their Red Cross blood card. First-time donors will receive a card after their first donation.

Anyone 17 years of age, weighing a minimum of 110 pounds and in good health is eligible to donate. Youths 16 years of age may also donate if accompanied by a parent. The Red Cross is always looking for new first-time donors.

A pre-scheduled appointment can be made by calling 823-7164, extension 2150 to reduce the time needed for donating.

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