It takes two to ride a tandem bicycle sing a duet or play checkers.  The American Red Cross says it takes two to save a life—the generous donor rolling up their sleeve and the red Cross, working together to ensure life-saving blood is on hospital shelves for patients in need.  You can be part of a life-saving duo by giving blood at the     INTEGRIS Health Grove General Hospital sponsored blood drive in the Grove Community Center on Thursday, January 15th from 11:30 to 5:30.

It also takes two in our community to spread the message of the on-going need for blood.  Everyone coming to donate at the Red Cross blood drive will receive two great Sonic coupons for one life-saving donation.  Redeem your coupon at our local Sonic and enjoy a free medium cherry limeade and then use your buy on, get one free Sonic Burger coupon for another visit.  Local Sonic Drive-Ins are excited to be working with the Red Cross to raise the awareness of the need for blood.

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.  From heart surgery to joint replacements, organ transplants or premature babies, leukemia and cancer treatments and many more, these patients can be old or young, family or friends, a next-door neighbor or a visitor to the area.  We are all connected.  We each give and receive; it is a two-way street.

Donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health, and a photo ID or Red Cross donor card is required.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).