Red Cross Looking for Blood Donations This Holiday Season

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PANAMA CITY - There's still time to donate blood for the annual Bill Cramer Chevrolet Blood Drive.

Over the years, this drive has collected thousands of units of blood.

More than 100 people signed up for the drive since it started at 7:00 Thursday morning.

American Red Cross officials say the holiday season is typically a difficult time for them to get donations.

"Statistics have shown that more people are on the road, more people are doing things during the holidays. It's imperative that it's sitting on the shelves at the time it's needed," said Rhonda Dodge, American Red Cross.

To donate blood, you have to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.

You also need to bring some type of ID like a driver's license.

The drive will be wrap up at 7:00 Thursday night.


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