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Thank You Canton/Galva High School

Central Plains Blood Services Region

February 2, 2010
 
News Release
 
Media Contact: Jennifer L. Keller - Tel: (316) 268-0853 Cell: (316) 558-2428
Email: kellerje@usa.redcross.org / Twitter: @RedCrossBloodKS
Website: www.redcrossblood.org                                                                               
 
Thank You Canton/Galva High School
 
Wichita, Kan.–Feb. 2, 2010–Last Friday, was a tough one for American Red Cross Blood Services. Winter storms created difficult driving conditions and many school closings, causing some blood drives to be canceled, including the drive at Clearwater High School.
 
But, Canton/Galva High School came to the rescue. In spite of the snow storm, this school held an emergency blood drive for the Red Cross on Friday, Jan. 29; 23 good units of blood were collected.
 
“It is hard to express how grateful we are to the teachers and students at this school,” said Teresa Bos, Donor Resources Development Representative for the Red Cross. “They helped us make sure blood is on the shelves at hospitals throughout Kansas when people need it.”
 
Each day, the Central Plains Region must collect about 450 units of blood to meet the needs of people throughout Kansas. Canton/Galva students demonstrated their commitment to the mission of Red Cross.

How to Donate Blood:
Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment today. Walk-ins are also welcome at this drive. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 in Kansas with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit www.redcrossblood.org to learn more.
 
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.      For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
 
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