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Get involved and donate during National Blood Donation Week

To encourage more people to become blood donors, Sept. 4 – 10, 2017 has been declared as National Blood Donation Week. (KSNV)

National Blood Donation Week is underway and it's easy for us to all get involved and help save lives.

Joining us this afternoon is Dr. Daliah Wachs, along with Jeannine McCoy.

To encourage more people to become blood donors, Sept. 4-10 has been declared National Blood Donation Week.

New blood donors are needed every day to replace those who can no longer donate.

Across the country, many people recently gave blood to help patients in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. There may be another call for donors depending on where Hurricane Irma makes landfall.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and feel well and healthy to give blood.

For questions about donor eligibility, call United Blood Services at 1-877-UBS-HERO.

For more information on donating or blood drive locations, visit the United Blood Services website or Wachs' website.

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