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Holiday blood drive at OLBH Dec. 17

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will conduct a special holiday blood drive from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus.

Donating blood is safe and relatively painless. Trained nurses conduct the donation process and sterile equipment is used. Donations can help people suffering from a variety of health problems including anemia, bone diseases, lung diseases, kidney diseases, leukemia and many others.

Donors should be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in generally good  health. Walk-ins are welcome.

Call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. For more information concerning OLBH or Bon Secours Mercy Health visit BonSecours.com.