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American Red Cross seeks donors for holiday blood drive

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - The annual Cedar Valley Holiday Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 30, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center in Cedar Falls.

The drive will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., according to Kelsey Reiter, donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross

Donors will have a chance to win prizes like University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball tickets, a stay at the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo and a one-hour massage from Noah’s Nourishing Massage in Waterloo.

Entertainment will also be provided by a balloon artist.

"With the winter weather and the holidays upon us, there are oftentimes conflicts with donation appointments for many regular blood donors," Reiter said. "If just a few more people than normal would roll up a sleeve at each blood drive during this holiday period, there would be enough blood to meet patient needs."

Reiter said appointments are preferred, but walk-in are welcome.

Donors can sign up online at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
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