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Atlanta Braves fighting summer blood shortage

The Atlanta Braves are helping the American Red Cross fight a summer blood shortage.

The team will host its Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive at the 755 Club at Turner Field on July 26 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All presenting donors receive a free commemorative T-shirt, a free pair of tickets to watch the Braves play the Florida Marlins on Aug. 29 and a buy one get one free ticket offer for select Braves games.

The Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region provides life-saving blood to more than 120 hospitals and must have 1,200 people give blood and platelets each day to meet hospital demand.

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