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Red Cross to host 2 local blood drives

The American Red Cross is looking for healthy people to donate blood or platelets.

Two blood drives have been scheduled locally. One will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave. in Sycamore. The other will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Family Service Agency of DeKalb County, 1325 Sycamore Road in DeKalb.

Donors should schedule an appointment and must wear a face covering or mask while donating. Social distancing will be employed.

Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with parental permission (forms for which are available on the website), must weigh more than 110 pounds, and must bring a photo ID.

Those with types O, A negative and B negative blood are especially needed. Go to redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 to make an appointment. The Red Cross also is looking for blood drive hosts; check the website for more information.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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