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Red Cross: Give more than gifts this holiday season, give blood

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The American Red Cross is looking for anyone eligible to donate blood or platelets this holiday season. Donations sometimes stagnate around the holidays despite a consistent need, according to those with the Red Cross.

Donors of all blood types are welcome, but O negative, A negative, B negative and platelet donors are especially encouraged to make an appointment to donate.

Eligible donors can schedule an appointment or learn more about giving blood using the Blood Donor App, by visiting their website or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

You'll likely be eligible to donate if you are 17 years old or older, at least 110 pounds and generally in good health.

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