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Blood drive slated Friday in Pequot Lakes

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church, 30028 Old Highway 371.

Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross blood donor app, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18] and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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