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Blood Donations Needed Before Holiday

EUGENE, Ore. – As the summer ends, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help guarantee supplies over the Labor Day weekend.

Those who donate between August 26 and September 9 could win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards.

“The summer may be coming to an end, but the work of the Red Cross is far from over,” said Darrin Greenlee, Interim CEO of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest 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.”

The Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for platelets and types O negative, A negative and B negative blood.

To donate blood or platelets call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or click here for more information or to make an appointment to donate.

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