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Benton High School Wins Salt Bowl Blood Drive

The Red Cross will present Benton High School with a winner’s trophy during the school’s pep rally prior to the Sept. 27 Salt Bowl football game.
LITTLE ROCK, AR (News Release) -- Benton High School has been declared winner of the third annual Salt Bowl Blood Drives.

Each day, patients throughout the Saline County area the rest of the country rely on volunteer blood donors when receiving healthcare, and the Red Cross received 279 blood donations in Bryant and Benton at the third annual blood drive competition on Sept. 4 and 5.

Including this year’s donation totals, more than 750 pints of blood have been donated during the Salt Bowl blood drives.

“We feel like everyone is a winner,” said Michele Wright, CEO of the Red Cross Greater-Ozarks Arkansas Blood Services Region. “The donations from the Salt Bowl competition will help save lives, and every person who took time to try and donate made a difference in the lives of patients. We think that’s the biggest reward.”

The Red Cross will present Benton High School with a winner’s trophy during the school’s pep rally prior to the Sept. 27 Salt Bowl football game.

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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 of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
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