Red Cross holds blood drive Nov. 23 in Hudson

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Hudson – The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hudson Elks Lodge, 91 Park St. All donors will receive a complimentary Wachusett Mountain lift ticket. The drive is open to the public and residents from surrounding towns, and the American Red Cross hopes to collect at least 65 life-saving pints of blood.

If you are in good health, weigh 110 lbs. or more, and have not given blood in the past 56 days, you may try to donate. The American Red Cross now requires a positive ID before donating. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parental consent form).

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.