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Blood Drive Sept. 11th in Chinook


September 5, 2018

The Red Cross is in urgent need of all blood types. Each pint of blood given can save up to three lives. So please, bring yourself, bring a friend, bring a family member, and join the Red Cross in giving of your life saving gift.

Appointments are highly encouraged by the American Red Cross. So, if you have not made an appointment you can go on-line at or call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-REDCROSS).

The Red Cross will begin accepting walk in donors at 12:30PM and walk in slots will also be available throughout the day. Appointments times begin at 1PM.

Any healthy person age 18 (or age 16 or 17 with a signed parental consent) or older and weighing at least 110 pounds is eligible and encouraged to donate blood Valid identification is required for all blood donations (driver’s license or school ID are acceptable). Parental consents for those 16 or 17 years of age can be picked up at the high school office or, at the registration table at Wallner Hall the day of the drive.

For those with an appointment, you can save up to 15 minutes at your donation time by completing the health history online the day of the drive. All you have to do is visit

Before donating it is recommended that you: Get a good night’s sleep; Have a good breakfast or lunch; drink extra water and fluids to replace the volume you will donate but try to avoid beverages with caffeine; Eat iron-rich foods; Avoid fatty foods.

We look forward to seeing you at Wallner Hall on Tuesday, September 11th.


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