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Next American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, Sept. 21

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  • Written By: Tammi Holbrook
The American Red Cross has reported a critical nationwide blood shortage over the last few months. All eligible to donate blood are urged to do so. Just one blood donation has the potential to save three lives!

King’s Daughters will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 at King’s Daughters in the medical center’s Health Education Center (lower level of the Lexington Avenue parking garage). estimates more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. would die each year without a blood transfusion. If all blood donors gave two to four times a year, it would help prevent shortages prevalent in summer and winter months.

Donating blood usually takes less than 10 minutes. The entire process, from sign in until the donor leaves takes about 45 minutes.

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