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NewsChannel 5 Partners With Red Cross For Blood Drive

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - NewsChannel 5 is partnering with the Red Cross this holiday season to help give the gift of life.

Anyone interested in giving blood can go to the Nashville Blood Donor Center on Charlotte Avenue until 6:15 p.m. Monday to take part in Holiday Donor Days.

All donors will get a t-shirt and be entered to win a $1,000 American Express gift card or a tablet computer valued at $500.

The holidays are a historically tough time for the American Red Cross to collect blood and platelet donations. People are focused on holiday preparations, children are out of school, and families get out of their daily routine and forget to make an appointment to donate blood.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org/make-donation.

Most healthy individuals who are at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood. Individuals 18 years of age or younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

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