Rockford Red Cross in need of blood, hosting blood drive on Tuesday
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Rockford Red Cross in need of blood, hosting blood drive on Tuesday


people appreciate.” ((BROOKE)) THAT WAS BRETT BROOKS REPORTING. THE MURAL AT V-F-W POST 97-59 WILL BE OFFICIALLY DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN AT THE POST… IN TIME FOR THE 4TH OF JULY. ((BROOKE)) THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHERN ILLINOIS ASKS RESIDENTS TO DONATE BLOOD. THE BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE TOMORROW FROM TWO TO SEVEN P-M… AT THE RED CROSS ON NORTH CHURCH STREET IN ROCKFORD. THE ORGANIZATION WILL ALSO HOST AN OPEN HOUSE EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY ON ITS SERVICES. EVERYONE WHO DONATES WILL GET A T-SHIRT AND WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN RAFFLE BASKETS AND OTHER PRIZES. ORGANIZERS SAY A SHORTAGE PROMPTED THE DRIVE. Janet Jarvis, Account Manager at American Red Cross “We are in a critical need of blood type ‘O’. We’re about 11,500 units behind of collecting that blood type. So, we’re encouraging everyone with that blood type along with all blood types to come out and donate.” ((BROOKE)) THE RED CROSS HOPES TO COLLECT 50 UNITS OF BLOOD. THAT COULD HELP HOSPITALS SAVE 150 PATIENTS. ((BROOKE)) WITH SUMMER VACATION RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER… EXPERTS REMIND PARENTS ON HOW TO KEEP KIDS

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