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Air Zoo to host American Red Cross blood drive

September 5, 2012

Source: Danielle Nicholl
Job Title: Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Phone: 269.350.2811

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Every two seconds someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. One donation of a pint of blood can save up to three lives.

On September 7 from 10:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. area residents can help alleviate blood shortages by donating to the American Red Cross at the Air Zoo. The American Red Cross supplies approximately 40 percent of the nation's blood supply and provides blood for patients in nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, be in good health and have a photo ID present. Donors are eligible to give blood every 56 days.

For more information about donating blood, please visit or call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE. For more information about the Air Zoo, please call 269.382.6555 or visit

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. General admission is $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides. Children who are 4 years old or younger are free.

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