Blood Drive to be Held in Freeport

FREEPORT (WIFR) -- The VFW Post 998 and the Northwest Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross are hosting a Blood Drive Wednesday, July 3, 2013. The drive will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Freeport Public Library.

To help boost donations around Independence Day, all presenting blood and platelet donors July 1-15 will be entered to win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards! There will be plenty of holiday celebrating.

Visit or call 1-815-233-0011 to make an appointment to donate.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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