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Community blood drive Thursday, Sept. 9

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By The Staff

With summer vacations now behind us and the biggest season of all just ahead – football season – it’s a good time to think about donating blood.

During the summer, when school is out and student numbers drop on university campuses, the blood supply takes an annual dip as well. Now, with students back and vacations over, donors are needed to rebuild the community blood supply.

It takes only about 45 minutes.

The Cedar Key Community Blood Drive is Thursday, Sept. 9 at the CK High School from 9 a.m. to noon and at City Hall from 1 p.m. to  5 p.m.

To donate, a person needs to be 17 or older, or 16 with written parental consent, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is also required. For more information call toll-free 1-888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.