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  • When you sign in to donate at the Holiday Blood Drive, you can register to win this elegant Garnet and Diamond earring and matching pendant set by Stanton Color, courtesy of Schiffman's Jewelers. (Approximate Retail value is $1,695.)
    
 PDF Document: WFMY Holiday Blood Drive 2012 rules

WFMY News 2 and the Greensboro Chapter of the American Red Cross are partnering for the 48th annual Holiday Blood Drive.  The Red Cross says the holiday season marks the time of year where it sees the greatest need for blood donors.  The event runs Tuesday, December 11th from 7am to 7pm at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.

Why Donate Blood?

Help us keep a safe and adequate blood supply within our community by surpassing our goal of 540 pints.  One pint of blood does not only help up to three people celebrate another holiday, but it could also give them a second chance at life.  The American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides life-saving blood to over 103 hospitals.  Accident victims as well as patients with cancer, sickle cell disease, blood disorders, and other illnesses receive life-saving transfusions every day.

Who Can Donate Blood?

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days.  Most healthy people age 17 and older, who weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood at the WFMY News 2 Holiday Blood Drive.  Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.

You Can Win!

When you sign in to donate at the Holiday Blood Drive, you can register to win this elegant Garnet and Diamond earring and matching pendant set by Stanton Color, courtesy of Schiffman's Jewelers. (Approximate Retail value is $1,695.)

READ: Official Rules

Schedule An Appointment

This year you can schedule an appointment before arriving on site. (appointments are not required)

Here's How:

1) Make an appointment at the Blood Drive website.
2) Fill out the form and enter sponsor code: WFMY Holiday.

More Donation Information

Tips for First-Time Donors                            http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/first-time-donors

Tips for a Successful donation                    http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/tips-successful-donation           

 

FAQs on Blood Donation                                               http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/donation-faqs

 

Eligibility Requirements                                 http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements

 

Donation Process (video included)           http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/donation-process#t1

 

Types of Donations                                         http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/types-donations

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