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Think Outside the Gift Box and Donate Blood to Give More Life

By Press Release

COURT HOUSE – The best gifts can’t be bought in a store. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give more life by giving blood this December.
Alison Wissen knows the power of blood donations. She received 22 units of blood products after experiencing complications during childbirth. “I truly owe my life to blood donors,” she said. “Even the skilled hands of my surgeons could not have saved me without the blood.” Because of blood and platelet donors, Wissen will celebrate the holidays with her three children and husband.
In December, donations decline, but the needs of patients remain steady. During the holiday season, set aside an hour to give the most important gift – give blood and give more life. To encourage donations, all those who come to give blood or platelets Dec. 21, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.
Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Cape May County, Dec. 16-31:
Cape May
Dec. 20, 2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., VFW Post No. 386, 419 Congress St.
Court House
Dec. 19, 2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Cape May, 101 S. Main St.
North Wildwood
Dec. 28, 2017: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., North Wildwood Community Center, 900 Central Ave.
Ocean City
Dec. 22, 2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Ocean City Masonic Lodge 171, 940 Wesley Ave.
Ocean View
Dec. 17, 2017: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Seaville Fire Rescue, 36 Route 50

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