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Bloodmobile to be in Elmwood January 25

ELMWOOD--On Monday, Jan. 25, from 1-6 p.m., the American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the Elmwood Village Hall, 323 W. Winter Ave., Elmwood.

Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and to help ensure a good donation experience. The Red Cross recommends: getting a good night's sleep; eating a good breakfast or lunch; drinking extra water and fluids to help replace the volume donated; avoiding caffeinated beverages; and eating iron-rich foods to boost personal iron level.

Simply call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) or visit to make an appointment or for more information, All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17-years-old (16 with parental permission in some states) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18-years-old and younger also have to meet certain requirements.