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6/15/2017

Free Grizzlies tickets at July 5 blood drive


For a pair of Gateway Grizzlies baseball tickets and voucher for a $10 gift card, present to donate blood at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese on Wednesday, July 5. Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will host the drive from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Heritage Room.  While you’re there, ask about the drawing for a $2,500 travel package!
 
Healthy individuals may donate blood every 8 weeks. To make it easy for donors wanting to make the biggest impact by giving whenever eligible, the Breese hospital will host drives approximately every 8 weeks in 2017. Future blood drives are planned for September 1 and November 13. To meet eligibility requirements, your most recent donation should not have been any later than May 10, 2017. The hospital’s last drive was May 5, so those who gave are eligible to give again.
 
Additional giving requirements include weighing at least 110 pounds, and being 17 years of age or older, (or 16 with a signed parental permission form available at www.bloodcenter.org). Please bring a photo ID, eat before arriving, and plan to spend approximately one hour. Appointments are requested, but walk-ins are always welcome. For an appointment, call 1-800-591-8049 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org – sponsor code 10229.
 
While you are on the website, check out IMPACT. Earn points every time you donate with IMPACT, Mississippi Valley’s donor loyalty program. You receive points for each donation, and earn bonus points when you make your appointment online. Redeem points in an online store for lots of great Blood Center merchandise.
 
For best access, park in the main lot in front of the hospital off Holy Cross Lane, and use the “Main Lobby” entrance. For additional information, contact Mississippi Valley at 1-800-591-8049 or St. Joseph’s Breese at 526-5672.

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Terriann Tharp
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Phone: 217-347-1275
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