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HENDERSON, Ky. (12/4/17) — Henderson County Red Cross Blood Services is looking to collect 100 pints of blood donations today to mark the Kentucky Red Cross Centennial Celebration.

Karen Robertson, donor recruitment account manager for Henderson, said donations drop significantly over the holidays, and they hope to meet their goal today through 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 100 Main St., Henderson.

Several have scheduled appointments to donate blood throughout the day. Kellie Frederick of Madisonville’s People Plus stepped up to volunteer in the endeavor and also registered to give a pint of blood.

Robertson said appointments are available by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

“It is the Centennial for Henderson as well as for Kentucky’s Red Cross,” Robertson said. “The hospital blood collections didn’t start until about 40 years ago. Our goal today is 100 pints to celebrate that anniversary.”

Ron Sanders
SurfKY News

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