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Basket drawing open for blood donors

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Donors and those who attempt to donate blood Thursday at CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, will be entered into a drawing for one of two gift baskets.

The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hospital's Ryberg Auditorium. Jamie's Candle Loft in Sterling will provide baskets for the drawing.

Donors must be at least 17, or 16 with a signed parent’s permission slip. They must weigh at least 110 pounds, cannot have donated blood in the past 56 days, and should feel well and healthy.

Potential donors should have a list of prescription and over-the-counter medications they are using, and are encouraged to eat a good meal before trying to donate. All donors must provide a photo ID.

Call 815-625-0400, ext. 5716 or 4501, for an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.

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