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Red Cross Holiday Hero Donorama set for December 26 & 27

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Join The American Red Cross and KFC for the 36th Annual Holiday Hero Donorama.  Lindsay English and Lori Medley explain how blood donations on  December 26 and 27 can make a difference and save lives.

Make plans to add just one more gift to your list this year and be part of a Louisville tradition! By setting aside just an hour of your time, you'll provide a gift that will probably be the most meaningful one you give this season

For many regular donors, giving blood gets pushed to the bottom of the priority list this time of year when schedules get crowded with holiday activities and travel, making this a critical time for the Red Cross. Give someone the chance to look ahead to the New Year with their family and friends by donating blood.

Donors and their families are invited to attend:

The 36th Annual Holiday Hero Donorama
Sponsored by the Red Cross and KFC
The Crowne Plaza Hotel
830 Phillips Lane
Dec 26 & Dec 27
Noon - 7p.m.

Childcare will be provided for those who wish to make giving blood a family tradition.

All donors and their families will be treated to a hot meal prepared by the Crowne Plaza Hotel and entertainment by local musicians. Everyone who comes to donate will receive a $5 KFC gift card and a 2-ounce sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee along with coupon for a free pound of coffee.

Come to donate to be eligible for raffle prizes including a pair of tickets to the UK vs. Mississippi State basketball game on January 8, 2014 in Lexington and a UPS flight simulator package.

It's easy to make an appointment to give. Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to schedule a time or for more information.

How to donate blood:
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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