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Features Health & Wellness Red Cross blood drives planned in September

The American Red Cross and Delta Air Lines are partnering during the month of September for the “Race Your Way to a Weekend Getaway” promotion. All presenting volunteer donors in the month of September will be entered into a regional drawing for a pair of domestic roundtrip tickets courtesy of Delta Air Lines and a $500 gift card.

“Delta is one of our most avid corporate supporters, and we appreciate the token of appreciation they have extended to our donors,” stated Joyce Brendel, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “While we know our donors give because they want to help someone in need, it’s always a pleasure to provide such a great incentive to those who give so selflessly of their time and resources.”

— Thursday, September 1

Franklin Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church, 69 lotla Street, Franklin, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Call (828)369-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Friday, September 9

Angel Medical Center Blood Drive, 120 Riverview Street, Franklin, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (828)369- 4166 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

— Thursday, September 15

Macon Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Blood Drive, 3195 Old Murphy Road, Franklin, noon to 4:30 pm. Call Dawn or Lisa at (828)524-7806 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make or keep appointments to give blood this September to help maintain a stable blood supply for ongoing or emergency needs. Although the summer is over, the need for blood and blood products still exists. It is important that the blood supply is maintained regardless of the season because the need is constant.

Donors must be at 17 years of age or older, 16 with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors 18 years of age and under must meet specific height and weight requirements.

To find an American Red Cross blood drive near you, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org today to make an appointment to donate blood.


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