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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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    About Chris Whigham

    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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