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Give the gift of life this season
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Early bird shoppers save 30 percent. Half off sale starts today. Buy one, get one free ends Saturday.  
’Tis the season and everyone’s searching for the perfect gift that doesn’t break the bank. The more money saved, the more there is to spend. Still, many struggle to find the perfect gift.
What if, for just one day, you forget the sales and choose to save a life instead? Donating blood helps save up to three lives and the only cost is an hour of your time. If just 10 percent of Americans give blood this holiday season, 34.2 million lives might be saved. Now, that’s a deal everyone can appreciate!
So, as you flip through circulars and scan retail Web sites, take a moment to make an appointment to give blood.  The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Dec. 21 at Pineora Baptist Church from 2-7 p.m. All presenting donors will receive a complimentary T-shirt. 
Visit and enter sponsor code seffco or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment to give the perfect gift, the gift that saves the day. Give life. Your heart, your wallet and countless hospital patients across the country thank you.
For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at You also may call 1-800-RED CROSS.  
How to donate blood:
Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to for more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit to learn more.