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A Blood Assurance bus will be on Court Square during Relay for Life this Saturday. Blood Assurance will donate $10 to Relay for Life for each donor during the event.

Blood donors will get to double their benevolence this Saturday at Relay for Life in downtown McMinnville.

In addition to giving the gift of life, Blood Assurance will be donating $10 to Relay for Life for each blood donation received this Saturday, June 5. A Blood Assurance bus will be set up on Court Square next to the Chamber of Commerce from 4 to 8 p.m.

Blood Assurance is the sole provider of blood for Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.

“Warren County is one of the top donation communities. We show up and show out at every drive,” said McMinnville Electric System marketing and communications manager Debbie Sain, who is helping to organize the blood drive. “This drive will not only support the blood supply locally, but will also support Relay for Life Warren County with $10 per donor! I’ll say that again - $10 per donor!”

To register for a donation time, visit ForLife.

Those who give blood are advised to eat a good meal beforehand, drink plenty of water, bring a photo ID, and avoid energy drinks.