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WETM Blood Drives – A Day of Giving

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Whether you are just getting started putting together your holiday shopping list or you have already checked off nearly every box, WETM 18 has the perfect gift to add to your list—give blood!

A Day of Giving
WETM 18 and the American Red Cross
Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 11:30 a.m. –  6:30 p.m.
Corning: YMCA, 127 Centerway
Elmira: Blessed Sacrament Community Center (Elmira Catholic Parishes), 161 High Street
Horseheads: American Legion Post 442, 71 Old Ithaca Road

All those who come to donate will receive two Elmira Jackals hockey tickets*.
To make a donation appointment download the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code WETM or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

The holiday season is a time for creating special memories, but for some, this time will be spent in the hospital waiting on blood products to help them get well. You can help make the holidays a little brighter for hospital patients by giving something that means something—a lifesaving gift of blood.

Each day, the American Red Cross needs 14,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. During the holiday season, donations often decline because donors are busier with holiday activities and travelling to see loved ones. The decline could have a serious impact for hospital patients who are depending on generous blood donations.

The Red Cross invites you to add blood donation to your holiday to-do list and start a new family tradition!

Give something that means something this holiday season—give blood on December 16 with WETM 18 and the American Red Cross!

*All items are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

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