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Upcoming Blood Drives

Blood donations typically decline during the summer, according to the American Red Cross.

To help prevent a blood shortage, donors are urged to make an appointment to donate. All donors from Monday, June 30 through Monday, July 7 will receive a commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

Following is the upcoming Red Cross blood drive in the area:

• Tuesday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cornerstone Church, 202 East Seventh Avenue, Alexandria.

Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit to make an appointment or for information. A blood donor’s card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required.

Individuals who are 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible.