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Blood drive scheduled for Monday, Dec. 26

Blood drive scheduled for Monday, Dec. 26

An American Red Cross blood drive will be conducted from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26 at King’s Daughters in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level, Lexington Avenue parking garage). Individuals who donate blood will receive a special Red Cross T-shirt.

Appointments to donate blood are suggested by calling The American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: KDMC to schedule an appointment.

Blood donations are critical to meeting community needs, both for those with chronic medical conditions and patients who have been injured in accidents. One donation has the potential to save three lives!

American Red Cross Facts and Stats to Know:

  • Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of those who can actually do.
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
  • More than 1.68 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Many of them will need

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