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Red Cross Blood Drive
The next Carteret Street United Methodist Church-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, August 4th, 2011 in the Fellowship Hall from noon until 6 PM . ARC blood is distributed throughout the world—wherever needed—and is the primary source for blood used by the US military services.
 To be eligible to donate you must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; each donor will have a thorough medical screening to ensure safety of the donor and the blood supply.
 To make an appointment please call 1-866-611-7137 or log onto www.givelife.org (it's very simple). For the 1-866 number, after you get an answer press 2 (Option 2) for a Savannah-based operator to make your appointment. For the web site, you must register the first time and then for subsequent appointments, you just log on with your user name and PIN and make an appointment. The site is very easy to follow.
 Donors should drink lots and lots of water in these “dog days of summer” and restrict consumption of caffeinated tea and colas to be able to pass the ARC “iron” test.