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MCHS plans Red Cross blood drive

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

March is American Red Cross month and Moore County High School will celebrate by hosting a community blood drive on March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“When someone gives blood they join the Red Cross,” said Tim Ryerson, CEO, Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “We want to thank everyone who supports us. That support enables us to provide help and hope to those who need assistance.”

Almost 70 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed March Red Cross Month. Every president since has issued the same proclamation.

In the United States, someone needs a blood transfusion about every two seconds. Please help us celebrate American Red Cross month by helping a family in need. Your single donation could save up to three lives. You may be thinking to yourself, “I would love to help but I can’t donate blood.” Donor criteria have changed over the years. You may be surprised to learn if you have tattoos, diabetes, battled certain types of cancer or even traveled outside the U.S., you may still be eligible to donate blood.

“We work very diligently to help those in need,” Tim Ryerson, CEO, said. “Red Cross workers, volunteers and blood donors touch the lives of millions of people every year.”

For more information, visit the Red Cross website, www.redcrossblood.org.

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