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Local Scout, ARC Hosting Blood Drive

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Eagle Scout candidate Liam Huber and the American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in the auditorium of Dunsmore Elementary School at 4717 Dunsmore Ave. on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a part of a Boy Scouting Eagle Project.

The need for blood is always an urgent and important one with more than one in seven people entering the hospital needing blood for treatment and over 4.5 million Americans requiring a blood transfusion this year alone.

The age limit for donation is 17 without parental permission, and 16 with permission. Parent consent forms will be available at the drive, and can also be sent out early upon request. Donors must weigh at least 110 lbs. Many health conditions and medications do not restrict blood donation. For a full list of criteria for donating blood, refer to www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.

Anyone interested in donating blood can send their name, age and phone number to beryang@att.net and a scout will phone to arrange an appointment. Prospective donors can also stop by Dunsmore Elementary School on Sept. 15 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Anyone with questions can call Liam at (818) 279-1971.

Liam Huber’s own medical struggles with a chronic bleeding disorder, as well as his desire to rally his community around a humanitarian cause, inspired this project to fulfill the final requirement in obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting. The project is carried out in partnership with the American Red Cross, the largest supplier of blood in the United States, and is being funded through generous donations from the community and fundraising gatherings at local restaurants.

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