The American Red Cross Blood Services will be holding a blood drive on Wednesday September 5th at Ohio County Public Library’s Auditorium from 10 am to 4pm. Our blood inventory levels are at or below a one day supply for most of the blood types. We are encouraging all eligible donors to come out and help save lives by donating blood. All presenting donors will receive a free cooler while supplies last and will be entered into 3 drawings: one drawing for 2 NASCAR tickets to the 2008 Daytona Race which includes round trip airfare and hotel; another drawing for a Gas Grill; and the final drawing for 4 tickets to the Brad Paisley concert at the Post Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown PA.
To be a blood donor, individuals must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, be in good general health, and not have donated blood within the past 56 days. The Greater Alleghenies Region recently increased the minimum weight limit to be consistent with other Red Cross Regions nationwide. For further donation information, or to check on other bloodmobile locations, individuals may call toll free 1-800-GIVE LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or go online at http://www.redcrosslife.org/. For information about the library, please call 304-232-0244.