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The American Red Cross is teaming up with 3M and Roush Fenway Racing to launch Red Cross Racing, a campaign to engage NASCAR fans as blood donors and to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood.


Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:

July 28 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armory, 311 Broadway, Alexandria.

July 31 - 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 411 Hawthorne, Alexandria.

August 1 - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 411 Hawthorne, Alexandria.

To donate blood, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

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. Donors must be at least 17 years old - 16 years old with a signed parental/guardian consent form - and must weigh at least 110 pounds.

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