Fairgoers donate blood to American Red Cross

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Most people attend to the fair to eat the various foods, but some go to help save a life.

The American Red Cross set up shop Sunday right next to the medical building on the fair grounds. They hosted a blood drive; a chance for people to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life.

The actual donation time takes about 10 minutes.

“Every 57 days, 60 days, not just through the American Red Cross, but through Life Share also, I’ve donated plasma as well in the past, anything I can do to help others in need,” said donor Michelle Neely.

The blood drive at the fair continues through Monday.

To donate, you need to be at least 17-years-old and need to bring a photo ID. It is also required to eat a light meal before giving blood.

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