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Forestville to hold blood drive at American Legion

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the Forestville American Legion, 6 Cedar St., Forestville. To donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information.

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 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.

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