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Donating blood on Dec. 13 helps locals like Morrison

December 7, 2012
Ross Bercik - Managing Editor , Traer Star-Clipper

Max Morrison has a lot of people pulling for him. After suffering major injuries in the plane crash in Clutier last week that killed Willy Konicek, Max remains in the burn center at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, and will need many units of blood to help with his recovery.

That's why residents in Traer are encouraged to get out and continue their tradition of support at the next Traer Community Blood Drive on Thursday, December 13 from 12 to 6 p.m. at the Memorial Building.

The event, sponsored by the Traer American Legion, can help with the seasonally-low blood supply usually seen around the holidays. Donors, like most other Americans, travel to spend time with family and friends around the holidays and may forget to schedule a donation or appointment.

Because red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days, is is vital for eligible donors to give blood regularly, and with a local guy like Max in need of support, it's all the more reason for donors to get out and give next week.

All blood types are needed, and donors need only to bring a blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of ID at check-in. Anyone who is over 17 years old, 110 pounds or more and in good health is eligible to donate.

The drive will be held at the Memorial Building, located at 414 Second Street in downtown Traer.

If you'd like to donate, please contact Cecilia Podhajsky at 319-478-2947 to schedule an appointment or for more information.



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