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Three Sauk Organizations to Sponsor Blood Drive on Oct. 26

October 2009
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Sauk Valley Community College’s AmeriCorps, Nursing Program, and Student Government Association will sponsor a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, October 26, in the College’s West Mall.

Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. For an appointment, call 815/288-5511, ext. 216 or 430.

According to information from the American Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the country, nearly five million patients need blood in the U.S. each year. The Red Cross, , provides half of the nation’s blood supply, provides relief to victims of national and international disasters, trains millions in lifesaving skills, and serves as a communication link between military members and their families.