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Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season. The American Red Cross often sees blood donations decrease during this time of year, while the need for blood remains constant.
To help ensure that there is a stable blood supply during the holiday season, the Red Cross depends on generous volunteer donors to give blood.
A blood drive in Taylor County has been planned for Friday, Nov. 25, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Kroger on Campbellsville Bypass.
Family gatherings and other seasonal activities can fill schedules, leaving little time for blood donations. However, patients can't take a break from needing blood.
All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient supply for hospital patients.
Those who are at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed parental/guardian consent form, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and in are in good general health, may be eligible to donate blood. All donors need to present identification to donate.
For more information, or to schedule a donation appointment, call (800) GIVE-LIFE.