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Lexington Fire Department partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive

Lexington Fire Department partners with American Red Cross to host community blood drive. Here is your chance to get a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card courtesy of Suburban Propane.

LEXINGTON, Virginia 05/30/2018 -- The Lexington Fire Department will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on Friday, June 8th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at the Piovano Building in the Community Room at 350 Spotswood Dr.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome.

“Lexington Fire Department is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Ty Dickerson, Chief. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.” 

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. 

“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs. There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”

According to the Red Cross, donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with type’s O negative, A negative and B negative.

About Lexington Fire Department
We are a combination department, made up of career staff and volunteers. Our mission is to deliver fire and rescue services as well as prevention programs to the City of Lexington and surrounding areas.