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Red Cross holds holiday blood drive to fulfill urgent need

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The American Red Cross is hosting a special blood drive to boost its blood supply this holiday season.

The 36th Annual Holiday Hero Donorama continues Friday, December 27 at the Louisville Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Lane, from noon to 7 p.m.

The Red Cross expressed an increased need for donors during the holidays, when activities and travel keep people busy.

The Donorama began Thursday and brought out over 400 people to donate blood. The Red Cross hopes to see at least 500 people Friday.

They are providing childcare during the event. Several freebies will be handed out to those who donate, including a $5 KFC gift card and sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Donors can also enter to win raffle prizes like tickets to UK and UofL games.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment and read the requirements for donating blood.

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