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WLOX holiday blood drive provides quite a gift

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

WLOX and the American Red Cross are teaming up for the 31st annual holiday blood drive.  Red Cross personnel will be at Edgewater Mall.  They're hoping that with your assistance, we can collect 500 pints of blood.

How important is that blood?  It will restock supplies.  And that's critical, especially now, with so many people on area roadways for the New Year's holiday.

You've heard us say this before.  Roll up your sleeves and donate blood.  If you do, you could be a holiday hero.

Rhonda Dodge is with the American Red Cross.  "If you take into account that every single blood donation can save the lives of up to three different people, those are three lives that you're going to have a chance to touch," she said. "And then, if you multiply that three by 500 units that we'd like to collect in that two day period, that's a lot of lives and families that we're going to be able to touch."

The WLOX American Red Cross blood drive is today from noon until 6:00.  It continues on New Year's Eve 9:00 until 3:00 at Edgewater Mall.

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