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Give blood, get pie

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Giving blood is not just easy as pie, you can get pie for donating.

Starting Wednesday, June 30th through Monday, July 5th, anyone donating blood at a participating Red Cross Blood Center will get a free fruit pie.

"Donating blood is one of the simplest things you can do to help save a patient's life," said Greg Novinska, CEO of the local Red Cross Blood Services region. "Each time you donate, there could be a whole community of people thankful for another birthday you have given to their loved one."

The Waterloo Blood Donation Center is located at 2530 University Avenue and will be open the following days and hours:

- Wednesday, June 30 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, July 1 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday, July 2 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Saturday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to noon

To donate blood, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

You will need to bring your blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification with you.

To donate blood, you must be 17-years old, 16 with parental permission in some states, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health.

For more information on platelet donation hours, or to find out if you are eligible to donate platelets, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) and select option 2.

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