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Hudson police holding Red Cross blood drive

By Telegraph Staff

HUDSON - Hudson police are sponsoring their 56th semi-annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Hudson Community Center from noon-7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Red Cross urges blood donors of all types to give blood during National Preparedness Month to ensure a readily available blood supply for patients in need. ...

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HUDSON - Hudson police are sponsoring their 56th semi-annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Hudson Community Center from noon-7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Red Cross urges blood donors of all types to give blood during National Preparedness Month to ensure a readily available blood supply for patients in need.

All eligible donors must be at least 16. In New Hampshire, 16-year-olds can donate blood with parental consent. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, but additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 and younger and all high school donors.

All eligible donors must be feeling in good health to donate blood, and first-time donors are welcome.

The blood drive will serve a wide range of food from local restaurants and stores, including Cahill's Super Subs, T-Bones, Nan King, Hudson House of Pizza, Uno's from Amherst Street in Nashua, Chick-Fil-A from the Pheasant Lane Mall, Valentino's, Margarita's Mexican Restaurant of Nashua, Pizza King, Kendall Pond Pizza, Mike's Pies, Sam's Club and Walmart.

While supplies last, donors will receive a coupon for one small Blizzard from the Hudson Dairy Queen and an American Red Cross T-shirt. The first 100 donors will receive a carnation, compliments of Flowers on the Hill in Hudson.

For more information about the blood drive, call Jamie Iskra at the Hudson Police Department at 816-2236 or email
jiskra@hudsonnh.gov.

For more information about donating blood, call the American Red Cross Blood Services of New England at 1-800-262-2660 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

Appointments are recommended for those hoping to donate blood. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733- 2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code HUDSONPD.

Donors can also save time by using RapidPass to complete the pre-donation reading and health history online before coming to the appointment; see www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.