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Lowes works to reverse blood shortage

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany hardware store is celebrating Memorial Day by helping reverse the blood shortage. Lowes Department Store is asking their employees and customers to sign up to with the American Red Cross to give blood.

The low blood supply is expected to get worse with the dangerous Memorial Day holiday travel period.

"It's a big deal to some and not a big deal for others because they have already done it. But I do feel it's important for our society that we do get this done because our troops need blood as do the people around the country from time to time," said Lowes cashier, Justin Watts.

Customers can sign up to donate blood for the rest of the week. Participants get a free tote bag and are included in a raffle for a Lowes gift card and Flint Riverquarium passes.

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