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Vinton County Red Cross blood donors have chance to win weekend getaway

April 13, 2012

Vinton County blood donors can put some zip into life with a chance to win a weekend getaway while helping save lives.

Anyone who donates blood at the Vinton County April blood drive can enter to win a weekend getaway package to two attractions near Hocking Hills State Park in Logan. The blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the McArthur Volunteer Fireman’s Hall, at 303 W. High St., in McArthur.

The winner of the Getaway Package and a guest will be treated to a Friday night stay at the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, and a zip-line tour for two through the Hocking Hills Canopy Tours. The winner can stay any Friday night at the Inn from May 15 through Sept. 15, 2012, and then redeem the two-and-a-half hour zip-line tour on the Friday or Saturday of the selected weekend.

“Getting away has never been easier — all you have to do is come to donate blood,” said Shelly Horvath, Vinton County Blood Drive Coordinator.

People interested in donating can check out the accommodations and find out more about the zip-line tour by visiting the website for the Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls at innatcedarfalls.com, and Hocking Hills Canopy Tours at hockinghillscanopytours.com.

Whether you are returning to give blood or donating for the first time, the Red Cross encourages individuals to make and keep appointments to give blood throughout the seasons. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from generous volunteer blood donors. Each day, more than 44,000 pints of blood are needed by patients across the United States.

To make an appointment to donate call 1-800-RED-CROSS and say you want to make an appointment for the Vinton County Community blood drive. For more information call 740.591.6649 or email shellyhorvath@yahoo.com.

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