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February 10, 2011

HAVE A HEART: DONATE BLOOD ON VALENTINE'S DAY AT JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT

SANTA ANA, Calif. - On Monday, February 14, 2011, visitors to John Wayne Airport will have an opportunity to donate blood from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have its Bloodmobile parked at John Wayne Airport's Thomas F. Riley Terminal on the lower (arrival) level outside of Terminal A, between the first and second traffic signal. Departing passengers may consider making time to give blood prior to checking in for their flight and arriving passengers can participate after deplaning.

"The blood drive is an excellent way for willing employees and passengers to support a good cause," said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director. "On Valentine's Day, what better way to honor someone you care about than by giving the gift of life?"

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood, but only 5% of the eligible US population donates blood in any given year. Healthy donors are the only source of blood. Currently – there is no substitute.

Appointments can be made in advance online at www.givelife.org. Type in JohnWayneAirport (no spaces), click on John Wayne Airport as location, and then click on the appointment time of choice.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, and serves approximately nine million passengers annually.

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