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Phil Vassar and High Valley to Appear at Marsh Blood Drive at the Paramount Center for the Arts

February 11, 2013

Did you know that only 5 percent of eligible blood donors across the nation actually donate blood? The number of transfusions increases by 9 percent each year. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people. Phil Vassar and the group High Valley were recently made aware of those facts and decided to take action in an effort to try to improve local donations. Marsh Regional Blood Center in cooperation with the entertainers is sponsoring a blood drive on the day of their show at the Paramount Center. On February 14, 2013 the Marsh Regional Blood Mobile will park outside the Paramount and accept blood donations from 12 noon until 5p.m. Phil Vassar and High Valley will be taking a tour of the blood mobile at 12:30 and invite everyone out to say hello and donate. “It only takes 45 minutes to one hour to donate and make a difference in someone’s life,” said Darlene Cole, Venues Manager for the city. “These guys are like most everyone you know. They realize there is a need but just don’t think about it in their everyday busy lives,” Cole continued. The staff of Marsh will be giving away a limited number of tickets and backstage passes.