Life is Sweet Blood Drive Extended

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News release from the American Red Cross:

Life is Sweet Blood Drive Extended

(February 24, 2011) – The Life is Sweet Blood Drive, originally scheduled from Feb. 24 – 26 at the Fort Wayne and Lutheran Hospital Donor Centers, has been extended until Monday, Feb. 28.

Come to donate until Feb. 28 at the Fort Wayne and Lutheran Hospital Donor Centers and receive a Cookie Cottage cookie and be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the March 24 Miranda Lambert/Justin Moore/Josh Kelley concert at the Memorial Coliseum. Concert tickets are compliments of U.S. 93.3.

Fort Wayne Donor Center: 1212 E. California Road (across from the Memorial Coliseum)

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[li]Thursday, Feb. 24: noon – 6 p.m.[/li]
[li]Friday, Feb. 25 & Saturday, Feb. 26: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.[/li]
[li]Sunday, Feb. 27: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (platelet donors only)[/li]
[li]Monday, Feb. 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.[/li]

Lutheran Hospital Donor Center: 7900 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 107 (in the South Lobby of Lutheran Hospital):
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[li]Thursday, Feb. 24 – Saturday, Feb. 26: 6 a.m. – noon[\li]
[li]Monday, Feb. 28: noon – 6 p.m.[\li]


How to Donate Blood
To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1 -800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

About the American Red Cross
The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region serves northern and central Indiana and northwestern Ohio, and needs to collect about 500 units of blood a day to meet patient need in more than 60 hospitals. In addition to providing blood to our community, the American Red Cross also provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

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