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Oregon Park District hosts blood drive May 15

Published: Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:08 p.m. CST

The Oregon Park District will host a community blood drive on Thursday, May 15 at Nash recreation Center, 304 S. Fifth St., Oregon.

Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) will draw blood from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate call 815-732-3101.

Anyone who is at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weighs at least 110 pounds and is in general good health, should be eligible to donate blood.

The RRVBC, a National Marrow Donor Program Center, is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Swedish American Hospital, Swedish American Medical Center—Belvidere, Beloit Memorial Hospital, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN Memorial Hospital, and Rochelle Community Hospital.

Community-minded volunteers donate virtually all of the country's supply of blood for transfusion.

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