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Originally published: 2014-06-18 12:41:21
Last modified: 2014-06-18 12:42:05

Media Challenge Blood Drive to be held Friday

by Anna Oakes

Help save lives and enter to win tickets to win a grill, headphones, Appalachian State University football tickets and tickets to James Taylor and Lionel Richie concerts at the semiannual Media Challenge Blood Drive this Friday.


Sponsored by the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross and by Mountain Times Publications, Charter Media and High Country Radio, the blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, June 20, at Perkinsville Baptist Church on Jefferson Road in Boone.


Donors must present a photo ID to give blood. All donors will receive a T-shirt and a raffle ticket for the prizes listed above.


According to the Red Cross, one pint of blood can save up to three lives. Someone in the world needs a blood transfusion every two seconds, and 5 million patients in the U.S. need blood every year, the organization said.


To schedule an appointment, call Mountain Times Publications at (828) 264-6397 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org and enter the code "Summer Drive." Walk-ins are also accepted.