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St. Patrick Church to host blood drive March 18

Posted: Monday, Mar 11th, 2013

ROCHELLE—St. Patrick Catholic Church located at 244 Kelley Drive in Rochelle is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Monday, March 18. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center will draw blood between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

If you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health, you should be eligible to donate blood. One in three people will need blood and you never know when you or someone you love might be the one.

The Rock River Valley Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood and related services to OSF Saint Anthony, Rockford Memorial, Swedish American, Beloit Memorial, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, Mercy Harvard, SwedishAmerican Medical Center – Belvidere, and Rochelle Community hospitals. The Rock River Valley Blood Center needs to collect 1000 units each week to meet area patient needs.

For the complete article see the 03-10-2013 issue.

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