Red Cross appeals for blood donations through Labor Day

Red Cross appeals for blood donations through Labor Day

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Red Cross appeals for blood donations through Labor Day

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Associated Press

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 6:36 AM

RICHMOND (AP) -- The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for blood donors.

The Red Cross says blood donations often slow during the summer months, but the need increases around Labor Day as schools reopen.

Find a blood drive near you among the dozens scheduled on the Peninsula and Southside or call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment.

The Red Cross issued a plea Thursday for donations in July, but the need for more donations remains. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Donors who donate blood August 30 through September 1 will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.  

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

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