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Papillion, Neb.-community blood drive moves to new home

Midwest

August 28, 2013
 
PAPILLION, Neb. – On Sept. 11, 2013, the American Red Cross Papillion community blood drive will relocate from the Papillion Library to its new home at the Papillion Masonic Center, 122 E. Third St. in Papillion. Last year, more than 450 pints of blood were given at the Papillion Library, and the Red Cross hopes to accommodate even more donors using the larger space that the new site offers.
 
The Sept. 11 blood drive, which is sponsored by the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce, will feature special refreshments and prize drawings to thank the Papillion community for its support and celebrate the new location. Additionally, all presenting blood donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips Haircuts.
 
“The Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the Sept. 11 Papillion community blood drive,” said Wendy Richey, Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce president. “These monthly blood drives bring the community together in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors and help strengthen our community. We are excited that new blood drive site will allow Papillion to make an even greater impact.”
 
Papillion community blood drive
Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Papillion Masonic Center – Fellowship Hall at 122 E. Third St. (84th and Centennial) in Papillion
To make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or register online at redcrossblood.org.
 
Blood drives will be held at the Papillion Masonic Center on the second Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
 
How to Donate Blood
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 permission 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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