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Citadel News Service

For Release
Oct. 13, 2003


Save a Life Tour coming to The Citadel

          The Citadel will continue its long-standing support of the American Red Cross by hosting the Save A Life Tour 2003 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003.

          The Save A Life Tour began in May to raise awareness and educate people about the ongoing need for blood. The national campaign includes two convoys of vehicles traveling across the country to collect 3 million blood donations before the tour ends in November.

          The Citadel is the third largest contributor to the Red Cross' blood and platelet donation programs in the Lowcountry.

          The Save A Life Tour includes an education bus and a mobile museum with interactive displays on how blood is used and why people are needed to donate blood regularly. It also includes a testimonials booth that allows visitors to record messages about how blood donations helped save their lives.

          The education bus and mobile museum will both be parked on Lee Street in front of Bond Hall at The Citadel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. A short distance across campus, The Citadel's regular monthly blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the reception room of Mark Clark Hall.

          The blood drive and the mobile museum are open to the public.

          For more information about the Save a Life Tour 2003 is available online at www.givelife.org.

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