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Guns-N-Hoses blood donation competition on tap

ATHENS, Ohio (July 26, 2004) -- The fourth annual Athens County Guns-N-Hoses Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, July 30, in Ohio University's Ping Student Recreation Center. Athens County emergency and law-enforcement agencies are waging a friendly competition to provide the most donors for this American Red Cross effort, and participants can cast their loyalties with the agency of their choice.

Food and door prizes will be available, and all donors will receive t-shirts. Donors are asked to call (740) 593-5273 to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome.

The sponsor of the blood drive is the local Fraternal Order of Police Southern Ohio Lodge #55 in Athens.

The Central Ohio Region of the American Red Cross has noted that a decrease in collections has taken a toll on the blood inventory in the region and there is a concern about meeting hospital needs.

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