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‘Bleed for the Band’ to aid Red Cross

August 27, 2012

    Bellmont High School is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a "Bleed for the Band" blood drive from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, in the high school auxiliary gymnasium.
     According to Red Cross officials, "Bleed for the Band" is a campaign for school bands and their parents to organize an American Red Cross blood drive during the critical summer months. In return for their efforts, the Red Cross will reward the school with a monetary donation to be used toward items such as band trips, new equipment and uniforms.
    “Bands come together to perform on a regular basis, so we saw this as a natural fit to offer another way for youth and their parents in our community to come together for a common good,” said Tracy Duncan, communications manager for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.
    Bellmont High School's blood drive this summer is critical to help patients in need,” said Duncan. “Blood donations typically slump during the summer when many donors are out of their day-to-day routines so each blood donation counts.

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