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Give blood, get a free pie!

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- This Thanksgiving, you can give a hospital patient the opportunity to spend another holiday with their family and friends, and get a special treat for yourself, by donating blood or platelets through the American Red Cross.

During this season of giving thanks, the Red Cross is thanking all blood donors by offering a free apple or pumpkin pie to all presenting donors at the Waterloo Blood Donation Center during the week of Thanksgiving.

While the need for blood is constant, the supply isn't and blood donation levels dip around the holidays. Give thanks this Thanksgiving by donating blood.

Waterloo Blood Donation Center

2530 University Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa

Monday, November 22 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, November 26 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Saturday, November 27 from 8 a.m. to noon For platelet donation hours, or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS

To donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in 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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