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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the Red Cross is seeking blood donations to help those fighting against cancer at a number of blood drives in the coming weeks.

Donors will be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants.

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More than half of all platelets collected by the Red Cross are used by those fighting cancer, and platelet donors and those with type O blood are needed to ensure a stable supply.

For a full list of drives and to schedule a donation, visit redcrossblood.org and type in the local zip code.

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