Red Cross Asks for Blood Donations at Celebration
JEFFERSON CITY - The Capital Area Red Cross urged visitors Monday to donate blood at Jefferson City's "Salute to America" celebration. A large truck, called the "Donor Coach," was used to perform the donations.
Red Cross representative Karen Satterwhite said the Fourth of July celebration brings a larger number of donors than usual for this time of year. Another incentive to give blood is a chance to win a $1,000 gas card. Everyone who gave blood was entered into the drawing.
Satterwhite said 22 people donated blood in the four hours the Red Cross was collecting.