Counseling Svc. to hold blood drive

MIDDLEBURY-Now that spring is here, the American Red Cross is encouraging people to help replenish blood reserves which were depleted over the winter.

A Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, at the Counseling Service of Addison County at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and anyone who is at least 17 years old and weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to donate.

Walk-ins are welcome, or an appointment may be made by contacting Danielle Dragon at 388-0302, ext 425 (or ddragon@csac-vt.org).

All donors will be entered in a raffle to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored on the field as Blood Donor of the Game. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org. The Red Sox prize is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Blood is needed for patients undergoing many surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma, and chemotherapy. For some, including victims of accidents, the need for blood is immediate. For others, ongoing blood transfusions are needed to sustain medical treatment.

The American Red Cross holds blood drives in communities seven days a week. Information about blood drives in your area can be found by calling 1-800- RED CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org. Remember - it is a pint of blood for you, but for someone else, it could be a life saved.

For more information about the April 7 drive at CSAC, contact Danielle Dragon at 388-0302, ext. 425.

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