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Blood drive May 2

Tue Apr 16, 2019 at 09:11 AM

The Colby Community College Presidential and Leadership Scholars, along with Phi Theta Kappa, will be assisting with the American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, in the Robert Burnett Student Union.

All donors receive a free T-shirt and a $5 Amazon gift card. CCC has challenged Northwest Kansas Technical College to see which school can collect the most pints. The NWKTC drive in Goodland is May 1.

Appointments can be made at www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ColbyCC, or call (785) 460-5400.

Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood. The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before and those who have not given recently, to make an appointment to give blood or platelets and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.

To donate blood, a person must be in general good health and feeling well, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors must present identification at registration in the form of a Red Cross donor card, a valid driver’s license or other official photo identification.

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