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 width=The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville is partnering with the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Thursday, July 21, 2011. The blood drive is from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Lake Shelbyville Visitor Center auditorium. Participants who attempt to donate will receive a voucher for a free night of camping at a campground managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville. There will be refreshments for participants provided by the Shelbyville Dairy Queen. Donors will have a chance to win a $250 weekly gas card giveaway.

Throughout the afternoon there will be information available for anyone interested about health care from the Shelby County Health Department, Shelby Memorial Hospital, and other local businesses. The Shelbyville Memorial Hospital will be available to conduct free blood pressure screenings. The hospital will have information available on mammograms that are available for individuals with lower income.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the code USACEShelbyville. All donors must present a Photo ID. For questions please contact the Lake Shelbyville Interpretive Services and Outreach Department at (217) 774-3951 ext. 2.

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