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November 15, 2013

Public encouraged to donate blood around Thanksgiving

INDIANAPOLIS — Some say Thanksgiving should be more than just a single day. When you donate blood through the American Red Cross, you can give thanks for a lifetime.

Patients rely on blood from volunteer donors. In fact, patients across the U.S. need more than 44,000 pints of blood each day to treat emergency and ongoing medical conditions. Locally, about 500 blood donations are needed daily for patients in the more than 60 hospitals served by the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the Red Cross.

“If you want to express your gratitude this holiday season and do something meaningful for others, try blood donation,” said Tracy Fox, spokeswoman for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “Someone, maybe in your very community, will need blood this holiday season and will be thankful for the gift of life you can give.”

Upcoming blood drives in the area:

— Thursday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anderson University's Hartung Hall Parking Lot 14, 1100 E. Fifth St.

— Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in the Assembly Hall, 2801 Lincoln St.

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