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Save a Life This July Fourth Weekend

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Fireworks and barbecue are great, but if you want to put a real sparkle in your weekend, consider giving blood with the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross is concerned about their blood supply -- so concerned that it will be entering everyone who gives blood from July 1 until the fourth into a drawing for a $1,000 gas card.

What’s a little blood when you could win $1,000 worth of gas? Your fear of giving blood can’t be larger than your disdain of paying too much for gas.

According to the Red Cross, summer is traditionally a difficult time for blood collection, and this summer is no different.

Volunteer donors are the only lifelines for patients in need of a transfusion, and just like our forefathers who fought in the American Revolution, you too can be a hero for the community this July Fourth weekend by giving blood and helping save a life.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive closest to your location this holiday weekend.