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New Year’s resolution to donate blood regularly can help patients in need PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:56 AM

IRON COUNTY—The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood donation opportunity on Jan. 28 from Noon to 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Iron River and on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Forest Park High School in Crystal Falls.

Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and others. In fact, about every two seconds, a patient in the United States needs a blood transfusion.
With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations. As winter continues, blood donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses.    
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger must meet certain height and weight requirements.
Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.