Red, White & You blood drive hopes to collect 700 pints

Red, White & You Blood Drive

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WICHITA, Kansas – The American Red Cross is working hard this Fourth of July.

The Red, White & You blood drive is taking place at the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Cargill Learning Center.

It is the sixth year for the event and is one of the largest blood drives of the year for the American Red Cross.

“This years event we hope to collect about 700 pints which would bring us to a total of about 4,000 for the past six years. So 4,000 pints is pretty incredible,” said Cari Merrill, American Red Cross Program Manager.

Presenting donors will receive free and discounted zoo admission and will get a chance to win other prizes.

If you aren’t able to make it out today, the Red Cross will be at the zoo Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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