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MacRumors Blood Drive

MacRumors is pleased to announce the MacRumors Blood Drive during the months of May and June 2010. We encourage our readers to donate blood at any collection center, then let us know so we can offer well-deserved congratulations. Our goal is to increase the number of blood donations by people in the Mac community.

Most blood drives are specific to a physical organization at a particular location. Ours is online and worldwide. We call on our forum members and site visitors to help people in need of blood in their own communities. If you are eligible to donate blood you can go to any blood collection center (hospital, community center, Red Cross location, etc.) near you. Our effort is not related to a particular event; donated blood is needed every second, all year, by people recovering from accidents or illness, and only the generosity of others can provide it. Specific eligibility requirements for blood donation vary by country. The minimum age is 16, 17, or 18 depending on where you live.

Please join us in showing the spirit of the Mac Community. Details are in the MacRumors Blood Drive discussion thread.

MacRumors has not made a community service effort like this before and we hope we are successful in getting more people in the habit of donating blood. Our grassroots effort depends on you to give one hour of your time for a very good cause.

Apple's health and relief efforts over the years have included donations for 9/11 workers in 2001, the Songs for Sudan effort in 2004, (PRODUCT) RED iPods since 2006, and help for Haitian earthquake victims this past January.