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Whitefish Community Blood Drive on March 16

by Whitefish Pilot
| March 8, 2023 1:00 AM

The American Red Cross will host its spring Whitefish Community Blood Drive on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in the gym at The Wave – 1250 Baker Avenue – from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The entire blood donation process takes about an hour, including check-in, a brief health review, drawing blood and snacks afterward. Your donation will mean an amazing “gift of life” for someone in need.

Appointments are recommended and a blood donor card or a driver's license is required at check-in. To schedule your appointment for March 16, please call Jean at 406-862-4332 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org and search for blood drives in the 59937 area. Walk-in donors are welcome; however, there may be a short wait. It is suggested that you eat a hardy meal and drink plenty of water prior to giving blood. Snacks, water and juices will be provided for you at the blood drive.

Someone in Montana needs blood every 27 minutes. Your donation will help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients and those receiving treatments for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell. Blood cannot be produced or manufactured, it can only come from generous donors. The need is constant and the gratification is instant.

For further information about the American Red Cross Blood Donation Program and why blood donations are so important, go to www.redcrossblood.org.

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