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WILMINGTON -- The summer usually isn't considered the time of year for giving, but the American Red Cross is hoping to change that. Blood drive organizers say their blood bank is running low and they need more people to donate. Thursday the Red Cross received donations from dozens of corning employees in Wilmington. They say the blood will help many this summer, but it's not enough to get through the season. Michelle Waters with the American Red Cross said, "Right now we have less than a day's supply of O's and we've got a critical need right now for all types." The Red Cross is currently holding another blood drive at Ogden Baptist Church on Market Street. That drive runs until seven p.m. Thursday. Tropical Smoothie Blood Drive Location: American Red Cross, 1102 South 16th Street When: Friday, June 15th, 8am-2pm Father's Day Blood Drive Location: American Red Cross, 1102 South 16th Street When: Sunday, June 17th, 12-4:30pm Beef Up the Blood Supply Location: American Red Cross, 1102 South 16th Street When: June 18, 11:30am-6pm Details: All presenting donors will receive hamburgers and a chance to win one of two $750 gas cards Save a Life and Go Far! Location: American Red Cross, 1102 South 16th Street When: June 1-June 30 Details: All presenting donors can enter a drawing to win one of two $750 gas cards Camp Save-A-Life Location: American Red Cross, 1102 South 16th Street When: July 1-15 Details: All presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross t-shirt, coupons from Dick's Sporting Goods and Bear Rock Cafe and the chance to win two Delta Air Lines round-trip tickets For more information on blood drives or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or visit http://givebloodgivelife.org/. Please bring photo ID to donate.

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