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'Give blood to give time': Campaign urges people to donate blood to help cancer patients

The American Red Cross and American Cancer Society are teaming up for a new campaign to encourage people across the country to "give blood to give time" to those who need it most.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — According to the American Red Cross, 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020.

The American Red Cross reports cancer patients use nearly one-fourth of the blood supply through blood transfusions, but only three percent of Americans donate blood each year.

That's why the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society are teaming up for a new campaign to encourage people across the country to "give blood to give time" to those who need it most.

Click here to schedule a blood donation near you.