Silvis Fire Blood Drive


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 12:04 pm
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Press release submitted by Silvis Fire Dept.




The Silvis Fire Department is hosting it's annual Blood Drive to help the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center on January 12th between 8am and Noon. There is a greater need for blood around the holidays and we would appreciate your donation. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment please call the Silvis Fire Dept. at 309-792-9553. Must be at least 110lbs. and 17 years of age, or 16 with a parental consent form. Further eligibility questions can be answered at www.bloodcenter.org.






















 



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