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INDIANAPOLIS — You can save a life and thank a healthcare worker while giving blood.

The Hospital Heroes Blood Drive is at the Indiana State Fairgrounds at the 4-H Exhibit Hall and Auditorium until 6 p.m.

“We want to give everyone a chance to come out and thank their local healthcare heroes,” said Dr. Jason Spoljoric with Community Health.

You can bring a personal message, or card to share with a healthcare worker who has been working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Spoljoric says extra safety precautions are in place. There will be temperature checks, staff will be wearing masks and gloves, and everything will be disinfected and cleaned after each use. They’re also asking that people giving blood wear masks, and if you don’t have one they will have some there.

“As of yesterday, almost every type of blood that we have, the blood products, the platelets, the plasma, they’re all low on inventory across the city,” said Spoljoric.

They’re hoping around 100 people will donate.

If you’re interested in donating, you can sign up here.