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Red Cross to hold blood drive
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HOISINGTON – The American Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to Hoisington Tuesday, March 8 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. The Hoisington Community Blood Drive runs from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or log on to to make an appointment.

According to the Red Cross, all blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years of age (16 in Kansas with parental consent).

Spring is a time for packing away coats and taking in life again. For most people, it is a time of hope and new beginnings.

"Everywhere you look this time of year, you see signs of new life," said Terri Dunaway, CEO Central Plains Region. "And this is exactly what blood donors give to hospital patients across Kansas, new life and hope for the future."

Every two seconds, someone in this country needs blood. This might be someone in a car accident, a child with cancer or a person undergoing surgery.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation’s blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.