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It's here. The time of year when we walk into the stores, and are reminded that the gift-giving season is bearing down on us with unrelenting speed. And we once again ask ourselves, "What do you get the person that has everything?"

So, I ask you this...why not consider giving the greatest gift of all? The gift of life.

The American Red Cross is storming into Louisville with a number of upcoming blood drives, and needs you to consider being a donor. 

And why is it important to give blood?

Facts About Blood Donation

-Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

-More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.

-The average adult has 10-12 pints of blood. Roughly 1 pint is given during donation.

-One donation can help save the lives of up to three people!

See more facts HERE.

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Louisville

LifePointe Church

-Saturday, November 13 from 9am-2pm. 12601 Old Henry Rd. Website

Thanksgiving Pie Promotions

All presenting blood and platelet donors at these blood drives will receive a gift card for a holiday pie!

Downtown Louisville center

Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

East End Louisville Center

Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Black Friday Food Drives

Take a break from your holiday shopping to give blood and help save lives! Each of these blood drives is part of the Thanksgiving Pie Promotion, so all presenting donors will receive a gift card for a holiday pie!

Friday, Nov. 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Walmart – Clarksville, 1351 Veteran’s Parkway, Clarksville, Ind. 47129

Friday, Nov. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. at ValuMarket, 1250 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, Ky. 40202

Holiday Hero Donorama Blood Drives

Each Holiday Hero Donorama Blood Drive will have special giveaways and tasty treats!

Louisville Holiday Hero Donorama
Held at: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Crowne Ballroom A
Tuesday, December 28 & Wednesday, December 29
Noon to 7 p.m. each day

Clark County Holiday Hero Donorama
Hosted by: First Christian Church
3209 Middle Road
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Dec 15, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Floyd County Holiday Hero Donorama
Park Christian Church
2231 Green Valley Rd
New Albany IN 47150
Dec 21, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Get more info on the Louisville chapter of the Red Cross HERE.

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I am King of the Nerds! I love all things Star Trek, and live by WWJKD...What Would James Kirk Do? I run a small social marketing company, as well. You know, running facebook and Linked In accounts for companies. I also run the media at LifePointe Church here in Louisville. Writing, however, is my passion. It's what I love, and what I aspire to do.

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