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Donate blood to help patients in need and give students a chance at scholarships

BRIDGEPORT—The community is invited to roll up a sleeve and answer the call for patients in need by donating blood with the Bridgeport FFA on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gym. Blood donors are lifesaving heroes. At this special blood drive, they also have the chance to help high school seniors earn scholarships through the American Red Cross High School Scholarship Program.

This program is available to high schools that schedule at least one Red Cross blood drive during the school year. Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate leadership in the coordination of blood drives for their high school’s blood program.

Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life. In about an hour, a blood donor can help accident and burn victims, heart surgery patients and transplant recipients, and those receiving treatment for cancer or sickle cell disease.

 

 

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