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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

As 2014 comes to a close, the American Red Cross is asking Black Hawk County residents to give something that means something.

Give hope to patients in need by donating blood December 30 at the tenth annual Cedar Falls Holiday Blood Drive at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The event is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All presenting donors will receive a Red Cross long sleeve T-shirt, while supplies last. There will also be a variety of refreshments from local vendors and each presenting donor will have a  chance to win gift certificates. 
 
How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally 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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