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Spend Some Summer R&R with the Red Cross

Summer vacation may sound relaxing, but between packing for your trip to the beach and organizing barbecues, some of us might need a break from our summer break.

What’s the solution? It’s as simple as choosing your day. Make an appointment, kick back in a comfy chair, roll up a sleeve and donate blood. It’s a great activity (sunnies and beach towel optional) to add to your summer plans. The entire process takes about an hour; the actual blood donation takes about eight to 10 minutes. It’s perfect to fit in some much needed R&R (rest and relaxation)!

Giving blood isn’t just an appointment. It’s an activity that helps saves lives, which can easily fit before heading to the pool or grabbing ice cream. In fact, all eligible donors are encouraged to make and keep donation appointments to help maintain the summer blood supply and prevent a shortage.

Get an idea of what we mean with a peek at two Red Crossers giving blood in full summer regalia.

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