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Blood Drive set in Chinook for Jan. 8


December 31, 2018

From Red Cross

A blood drive is set for Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Chinook at Wallner Hall, 330 Ohio, from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

Please stop by and join the Red Cross in giving your life saving blood.  All blood types are urgently needed and  each pint of blood given can save up to three lives.  Bring a friend or family member to give blood with you. If you are unable to donate or choose not to, there are other ways of giving.

Volunteers are always needed, and the time spent volunteering does not need to be a lot, whatever works for you.  You can enquire at the registration table or call Carla Jenewein at 357-2491.

Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross.  So, if you have not made an appointment to donate, you can go on-line at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS).  You may also call your local blood drive coordinator, Carla Jenewein at 357-2491.

The Red Cross will begin accepting walk in donors at 12:30 p.m. and walk in slots will also be available throughout the day.  Appointments begin at 1 p.m.

Any healthy person age 18, or age 16 or 17 with a signed parental consent, or older and weighing at least 110 pounds is eligible and encouraged to donate blood. Valid identification is required for all blood donations (driver’s license or school ID are acceptable). Parental consents for those 16 or 17 years of age can be picked up at the high school office or at the registration table at Wallner Hall the day of the drive.  

For those with an appointment, you can save up to 15 minutes at your donation by completing the health history online the day of the drive.  All you have to do is visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass. 

Before donating it is recommended that you: Get a good night’s sleep; have a good breakfast or lunch; drink extra water and fluids to replace the volume you will donate but try to avoid beverages with caffeine; eat iron-rich foods; avoid fatty foods.

We look forward to seeing you at Wallner Hall on Tuesday, January 8th.


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