Blood Drive to Help Save Lives

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What can you accomplish in around an hour? Well, in just one hour of your time you may help save up to as many as three lives by donating blood. And now you have a chance to do just that! The BeFree! Project and the Red Cross club are sponsoring a blood drive on the MLK Day of Giving Back, Monday January 21st at the Hopkinton Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Odds are, you know someone who has needed blood. It might have even been you. Yet blood supplies in our area have reached dangerously low levels several times this year and the Red Cross is asking for your help. Your donation may make a lifesaving difference for a hospital patient in need…a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a friend.

Individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission slip), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. All high school students have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

On the day of the drive, please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID. It is important to be well rested, to have eaten a healthy breakfast or lunch and to drink extra glasses of water before you donate.

So, make an appointment to donate blood at our upcoming blood drive and find out for yourself what it feels like to help save a life. To make an appointment, call 1-800 Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or email Anne Schneider at anschneider @comcast.net to request a time slot, or you can call at 508-272-3190.