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Deer Creek High School and Red Cross announce pre-Labor Day blood drive

Southwest Blood Services Region

August 21, 2013
 

 

With the arrival of Labor Day and the unofficial end to summer, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to roll up a sleeve and give blood to help ensure sufficient supplies over the holiday weekend.  Deer Creek High School is answering the call for donors by holding an inaugural Red Cross blood drive on Mon., Aug. 26, 2013 and is sponsored by Southwest Blood Services Region Board Members, Cary and Mindi Blanchard.

“As a longtime board member, I know about the ongoing need for blood,”   said Mindi Blanchard, president of the Deer Creek High School Parent Teacher Organization.  “I’m happy that Deer Creek parents, students, faculty and staff and community members will have this opportunity to help the Red Cross and patients needing blood.”

While thousands of people answered the call for blood donations issued by the Red Cross earlier this summer, an urgent need remains for types O negative, A negative and B negative blood. The summer months can be especially difficult to collect enough blood donations to keep pace with patient needs.

Deer Creek High School Blood Drive

Monday, Aug. 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at Deer Creek High School, 6101 N.W. 206th St., Edmond

To make an appointment, contact Mindi Blanchard at 405-708-9362 or nflkicker@cox.net or visit www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: deercreek.

“The summer may be coming to an end, but the work of the Red Cross is far from over,” said Steve Nagle, CEO of the Red Cross Southwest Blood Services Region. “As you make plans for this Labor Day holiday, please also make time to give blood and help patients who depend on your lifesaving donation.”

Those who present to donate between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards, and all donors will walk away with the instant gratification that they may be helping to save more than one life.

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