Blood drive set for Sept. 19 in Choteau

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Choteau Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

In the past few months, there has been great need for blood at the emergency level for all blood types. Now with the disasters of the hurricane hitting the eastern part of the United States, the need for life saving blood is still great, said local blood drive coordinator Marilee Stott.

Every two seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. Every 27 minutes in the Montana service area, someone needs blood. The American Red Cross strives to collect more than 700 pints of blood in the Montana area each week to meet patients’ needs. The Red Cross supplies blood to more than 30 area hospitals. The need for blood can come at some of the most unexpected times in one’s

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