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Summer blood drive helps boost supply during low-supply months

Local high school students are helping out the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center by hosting a blood drive challenge.

On Monday, July 21, 2014 the QC High School Challenge Blood Drive is planned at Northpark and Southpark malls.

Throughout the summer the “LifeCorps” student groups have been recruiting for the blood drive.

The blood drive features special giveaways, prizes, and a cash donation from the MVRBC to the winning school’s Student Hunger Drive campaign.

“The donors could be any age -- could be a high school student or could be somebody who donates for their Alma mater, maybe their son or daughter’s school – that’s fine,” said Director of Public Relations for MVRBC, Kirby Winn. “At the end of the day, we will tally up which school kind of had the best turn-out and award some prizes including a contribution for the winning school’s Student Hunger Drive.”

Winn, said blood supply in the summer is lower because the center cannot hold blood drives at high schools and colleges, since school is out.

The blood drive will be going on from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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