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The American Red Cross and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Change the Life of Arizona Teen
Date:3/18/2009

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" work tirelessly to change lives in communities nationwide. Every two seconds someone in this country needs blood, and for most of her young life, 14-year-old Lizzie Bell has depended on regular blood transfusions for survival. Lizzie and her mother, of Tucson, have made it their mission to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood donations.

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Friends in the Tucson area nominated the Bell family to receive a home makeover. In an episode just filmed, and slated for a March 22 release, the American Red Cross joined the hit reality show not only to change this family's life but to change the lives of thousands of others. As part of the show, the American Red Cross dedicated blood drives throughout the country in Lizzie's honor on Jan. 31, resulting in the donation of more than 11,000 pints of blood in 38 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. While the blood donated on that day did not go to Lizzie directly, it did help save the lives of thousands of patients.

"We were thrilled to join with the American Red Cross," said Diane Korman, senior producer of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." "Its work helps patients such as those undergoing treatment for cancer, accident victims and premature babies -- and we were honored to take part as we made over the Bell family's home."

On average, 39,000 blood donations are needed each day across the United States to treat injuries and illnesses. "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" chose Lizzie and her family to be the lucky recipients of a brand new home to honor the young hero and to shine a spotlight on the importance of ongoing blood donation.

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