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Churchill Downs hosting Holiday Hero Blood Drive

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Red Cross and Churchill Downs are teaming up to hold the summer Holiday Hero Independence Day Blood Drive.

The summer months are a difficult time for blood banks and the organization is asking for your help. Beginning at noon Tuesday, July 8, you can donate at Churchill Downs until 7. If you’re planning to donate, the Red Cross says to eat iron rich foods like red meat, fish, poultry, beans or spinach. Get rest and drink at least an extra 16 ounces of water ahead of time.

Don’t forget to bring at least two forms of ID.

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