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Vinton County Red Cross blood donors have chance to win free gas

June 4, 2012

It’s summer and many of us will be taking to the road for vacations or to visit friends and family. Vinton County blood donors have a chance to win free gas while helping save lives. Anyone who comes to donate blood at the Vinton County June blood drive can enter to win $1,000 in free gas, or one of this summer’s weekly drawings for $50 gas cards.

The blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 at the McArthur Volunteer Fireman’s Hall, at 303 W. High St., in McArthur.

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.

If you last donated on or before April 18, you may be eligible to donate. 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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