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Upcoming blood drives

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By: Dan Messineo
dmessineo@klntv.com

The American Red Cross reports that about 44,000 pints of blood are needed in the U.S. every day. Donations are typically down this time of the year, so the organization is asking Lincoln residents to get out and give.  

According to the Red Cross, 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives.  So, the Red Cross said they want to get the word out about the importance of regular blood donations.  Joyce Halvorsen from the Nebraska Community Blood Bank said giving blood changes lives.   "They are giving another birthday they are giving another chance at life.  They're really making a difference.  Not just for the patient, but they're making a difference for that patient and their family," Joyce said.  Lincoln residents will have a chance to donate through a blood drive this month.  

The American Red Cross
The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge
February 14th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.    

Nebraska Community Blood Bank
Cornhusker Hotel
February 18th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

The Red Cross said blood is always needed.  If you would like to give blood and you can't make it to one of the upcoming blood drives, you can schedule an appointment.  Just go to redcrossblood.org or donor.ncbb.org for the Nebraska Community Blood Bank.      

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