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Students can be eligible for scholarships by hosting blood drives
Red Cross program's goal is to bridge winter gap
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This winter high school and college students can help save lives and be eligible to win a scholarship of up to $2,500 by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive.

Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15 and Jan. 15.

The Leaders Save Lives program encourages students to host blood drives to help maintain the blood supply around the winter holidays.

Blood donations made at high school, university and college blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of blood donations through the Red Cross. Around the winter holidays, when school is not in session, blood donations often decline.

Students who host a drive can be eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500 for higher education and earn a gift card. A total of six scholarships will be awarded to students who host a blood drive collecting 25 blood donations or more. All students who collect at least 25 pints at their blood drive will receive a gift card to giftcertificates.com.

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.

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