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More donors needed for lingering shortage in blood supply

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Denton County residents have several convenient opportunities in the next two weeks to donate blood and help alleviate a critical shortage in the local blood supply. 

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive and offering $5 Target gift cards as an incentive to donate. The four Denton County dates and locations to donate are: 

— Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Toyota, 1547 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville.

— Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Sunset Pointe, 2300 Dawn Mist Drive, Little Elm.

— Thursday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, 5601 Warren Parkway, Frisco.

— Saturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. Interstate 35E, Denton.

To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-733-2767, visit redcrossblood.org or download the American Red Cross Blood Donor application on your smartphone.