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Kearney Public Library to host Read and Bleed Blood Drive on June 27

Midwest

June 11, 2013
 
KEARNEY, Neb. — This summer, the Kearney Public Library invites its patrons to grab a good book and roll up a sleeve during the inaugural Read and Bleed Blood Drive on June 27. Science fiction or biography fan, student or retiree, type O negative or B positive blood, patients at more than 3,000 hospitals served by the American Red Cross across the United States are relying on blood donors’ help.
 
With many schools out and families on vacation, it’s often difficult to collect enough blood to meet patient needs during the summer months. The Kearney community can help by making an appointment to donate at the Read and Bleed Blood Drive.
 
Read and Bleed Blood Drive
Thursday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kearney Public Library, 2020 First Ave., Kearney
Please contact Rita at 308-233-3256 to schedule an appointment or click here.
 
When donors give blood during the Kearney Public Library’s Read and Bleed Blood Drive, they are giving others the chance to continue making memories and create their stories. This summer, live a story and give a story by donating blood.
 
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
 
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
 
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