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Blood drive planned Nov. 15 in Crosslake

A blood drive will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Crosslake Community Center. To make an appointment, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.

More donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help stock the shelves.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online the day of their donation. To learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/rapidpass and follow the instructions.

Another way to support the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and take blood products to local hospitals. For more information, visit rdcrss.org/driver.

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