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Kof C to hold blood drive

The Oregon Knights of Columbus Council 1092 and Catholic Daughters of America 1337 will host a community blood drive on Friday, March 2 at St. Mary’s Community Center, 881 Mongan Drive, Oregon. 

Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center will draw blood from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall.

The blood drive will run in conjunction with the St. Mary’s Lenten Fish Fry, which will start at 5 p.m. that evening. 

Anyone donating or attempting to donate at this drive will receive a coupon for $2 off dinner at any of the St. Mary’s Fish Fry’s this season. 

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

An average adult has eight to 12 pints of blood. A donation of one pint can save the lives of three people. 

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