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What does it take to be a hero? One pint

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Donate blood at your local American Red Cross bloodmobile

With the anniversary of September 11, the American Red Cross joins millions of people around the world in honoring those individuals whose lives were impacted on that tragic day.

"We are humbled that an unprecedented number of people channeled their generous donations through the Red Cross," said spokesman Jon Siess. "This year the Red Cross asks three things of you and your community. Please remember those whose lives depend on a safe and adequate blood supply. In the U.S., a transfusion is needed about every two seconds.

"Please support your community blood drive: the need is real. Please help us prepare for future emergencies by donating blood every 56 clays.

"Donating blood is simple and easy and most of all it saves lives. By committing an hour out of your day, you too can become a hero. The Red Cross is encouraging people to prepare for the future because there is always a need for blood for patients in need," Siess said.

You can donate at an upcomh blood drive in Storm Lake, September 16, 1 - 6 p.m., at the Storm Lake Knights of Columbus Hall, 1507 E. Lakeshore Drive.

Most people who are in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and arc at least 17 years of age are eligible to give blood every 56 days.

For more information on upcoming bloodmobiles in your community or to schedule a donation appointment, call the Red Cross at 651-291-4607 or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543). Information may also he found at the North Central Blood Services web site (www.yourbloodcenter.org).



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