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7EWN and Red Cross team up for blood drive

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-18 08:47:25-04

If you filled a room with 100 people, statistically, only eight of those people would have ever donated blood. 

Those with the American Red Cross are hoping that soon changes.

Donating blood takes about six minutes; the whole process, paperwork included, takes less than an hour. 

The catch? Only 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate. Click here to see if you qualify.

In a week full of bad news, 7 Eyewitness News is proudly partnering with the Western New York chapter of the Red Cross in an effort to do some good.

Friday, 7 Eyewitness News and the American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive at the Main Place Mall in Buffalo from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.