Cortez Fire’s blood drive gets a big turnout

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Cortez Fire’s blood drive gets a big turnout

United Blood Services brings additional technician to handle the load
Brooklynn Jim prepares Cortez firefighter Tyler Dykes to donate blood as Emily Dwyer works with Chief Jeff Vandevoorde during the blood donation drive Thursday at the fire station.
How to donate

Most adults are eligible to donate blood, but restrictions apply, according to United Blood Services.
Donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be healthy.Type O-negative blood is needed most, since it’s given to injured people who need an immediate transfusion. Hospitals accept all blood types.Sick or medicated donors aren’t recommended, but they won’t be automatically disqualified.Donors must wait eight weeks before donating blood again. More information: www.unitedbloodservices.org.

If you go

What: City of Cortez Blood Drive
When: 8 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11
Where: The Cortez Service Center, 110 Progress Circle
sign up: Contact Vickie Haddix at 970-564-4050 or vhaddix@cityofcortez.com, or call United Blood Services at 877-827-4376.

Cortez Fire’s blood drive gets a big turnout

Brooklynn Jim prepares Cortez firefighter Tyler Dykes to donate blood as Emily Dwyer works with Chief Jeff Vandevoorde during the blood donation drive Thursday at the fire station.
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