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3/8/08- Tyler

Give Blood And You May Win Some Free Gas

Giving blood and saving lives, Carter BloodCare is asking you to donate to help avoid a shortage in the summer.  Sponsored by Chick-Fil-A and the Broadway Square Mall, Carter BloodCare held a blood drive in Tyler Saturday afternoon.

Anyone who donates through April is eligible to win a gas card up to $100, and a grand prize of a year's worth of free gas.  Though every blood type is needed, organizers say "O negative" is in high demand.

"We've reached what is called a pre-critical stage," said Carter BloodCare recruitment consultant Dianne Martin.  "We're going to our community to ask people in our community to donate cause we are trying to be proactive and not have a critical summer like we have had in some summers past."  Remember to donate, you must be at least 17-years-old, weigh 110 pounds, or more and be in general good health.  Just call, or go to Carter BloodCare in Tyler to donate.

Courtney Lane, Reporting

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