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Red Cross blood drive in Warrensburg will honor military veterans

Missouri-Illinois

October 28, 2013
 

University of Central Missouri Veterans Appreciation Blood Drive Nov. 11

    

WARRENSBURG, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2013) – The University of Central Missouri, the Military and Veterans Success Center and the American Red Cross invite community members to honor our nation’s heroes and be heroes themselves by giving blood on Nov. 11.

 

The University of Central Missouri and the Military and Veterans Success Center will host the Veterans Appreciation Blood Drive on the University of Central Missouri campus. Local veterans will be volunteering at the blood drive, and members of the ROTC are expected to be on hand. All presenting donors will receive a military appreciation T-shirt, while supplies last, and complimentary pizza and coffee cake.

 

University of Central Missouri Veterans Appreciation Blood Drive

Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Central Missouri

614 S. College Street in Warrensburg, Mo.

 

Blood collected at the University of Central Missouri Veterans Appreciation Blood Drive may help accident victims, cancer patients and other patients in need. To learn more about how the Red Cross supports our country’s military families and veterans, visit redcross.org.

 

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 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.