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Austin Dodson Memorial Blood Drive Thursday at CVES

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Thursday, Dec. 2, from 1-7 p.m. Chattanooga Valley Elementary will host a memorial blood drive for Austin Dodson.  Austin was a 7th grade student at Chattanooga Valley Middle, who passed away earlier this month due to complications from heart surgery.  Austin had endured numerous surgeries and used 70+ units of blood.

Blood Assurance will be on campus from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. with two blood mobiles (the Vein Train & the Blood Hound).  Please call Mary Cope at 706/820-2511 or 423/413-7729 to schedule a donation time.

Since this is a replacement drive, all blood types are needed and accepted.  Walk-ins are welcome; however, they will be worked in around scheduled appointments.  Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.  All donors will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and refreshments.

Austin's Blood Assurance ID # is:  583297.  If you are unable to donate on December 2nd at Chattanooga Valley Elementary, you may go by one of the Blood Assurance locations (700 East 3rd Street - across from the UTC Roundhouse; 1740 Gunbarrel Road; 5425 Hwy 153 in Hixson or the office inside Erlanger Hospital) to give blood in Austin's name.  Please call Blood Assurance at 423/756-0966 to make an appointment at any of the Blood Assurance locations.

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