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American Red Cross is hoping to boost the blood supply for holiday months

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The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross needs your help. The organization is putting out the call for blood donations during a time when its supply is typically at its lowest. With Thanksgiving Day behind us, the American Red Cross is thanking its donors. Dozens showed up at the Red Cross Sunday to give the gift of life for the holidays. The Red Cross is hoping to boost as much of their blood supply around the holiday months as they can. It is the only way to ensure there will be enough to go around when it's needed. The need for blood donations increase as more people hit the road for the holidays, increasing the chance of accidents. Blood Center coordinator, Shannon Jordan, said one person's donation can save up to three lives. "The holiday season is a great way to give without having to spend money. With the economy, people can't donate money but if you can donate an hour of your time, that's three people that you helped save." Andrew Knoll donates year after year. "It helps a lot of folks out and you never know when you are going to need it," he said. "O negatives can only take from another O negative, so I would want it to be there if I needed it. So I want to be there for other O negatives," said donor, Danette Stickle. While it may not be the traditional holiday gift, the spirit of giving this season is alive and well. Every donor who gives blood between Monday and Friday gets an American Red Cross Christmas ornament and other giveaways. For more information on how to donate call 254-GIVE.

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