Give Blood And Get An Apple Pie And T-Shirt
July 4, 2013, 12:42 pm
By Pat Boyle
It is one way to get a free apple pie. Pies and free t-shirts were handed out today to blood donors during the Red Cross Celebrate Freedom Blood Drive. It was held from 7:30am to 1pm this afternoon. The Red Cross even offered valet parking. Linda Knickrehm wore a t shirt with an American flag on it and says she's been a blood donor for years and figures she may be at the five gallon point by now. She says she's glad she can be of service to her fellow Americans.
Jeanette Wilkinson brought her teenage son along with her. This was her first time donating on the 4th. But she says donating blood is a family tradition. She says all her kids were born premature and one had to have a transfusion at birth. She decided her kids would donate blood when they were old enough.
If you want to donate blood, you can make an appointment by calling 1-800- RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.