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Baxter County Library blood drive canceled

Courtesy of the Baxter County Library

The blood drive scheduled for March 9 at the Donald W. Reynolds Library has been canceled due to Red Cross staffing issues. The next scheduled blood drive will be Wednesday, May 11.

The Baxter County Library will be giving credit of up to *$25 in fine forgiveness per blood donation. Donors can split payment between 2 accounts only. Credit expires one week after a donation is given. For complete details about *fine forgiveness, please visit To streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes, visit to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.

There is no greater gift than the gift of life by donating blood. Unfortunately, the Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade. The dangerously low blood supply levels have forced some hospitals to defer patients from major surgery, including organ transplants. As a result, your donation is desperately needed. Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

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