Red Cross Asks for Blood Donations at Celebration

8 years 9 months 2 days ago Monday, July 04 2011 Jul 4, 2011 Monday, July 04, 2011 4:29:00 PM CDT July 04, 2011 in News
By: Alon Gilboa
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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.

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