JANUARY 3, 2009 12:00-5:00 P.M.

The Bloodmobile will be parked at our main entrance in front Quaker Steak and Lube. Registration will take place inside next to Borders.

Anyone, even a member of your own family, could need blood. In fact, every two seconds someone in America will need blood. That is why your blood donation through the American Red Cross is so important – especially during the winter months.

With the holidays, travel plans and inclement weather in some parts of the country, blood donations can drop, but the need for blood remains constant.

This winter the Red Cross is asking donors to remember to make giving blood a part of their holiday preparations, but it doesn’t stop there. Once you’ve set an example by giving the gift of life, we ask that you challenge friends and family to do the same by saying simply, ‘I Give Blood. Will You?’

You don’t need a special reason to give blood this winter…you just need your own reason. Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit redcrossblood.org to locate a blood drive or donor center near you.

To give blood, you must be at least 17 years of age or 16 with parental consent, weigh at least 110 pounds, feel well and be in good health. If you have given blood before, it must be at least 56 days since your last blood donation.