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By LuAnn Schindler

Donors make a difference

Need increases during holiday season


November 21, 2019


Saving a life and making a difference were evident during the Ewing FBLA blood drive.

The youth organization sponsored the Nov. 13 drive at Ewing United Methodist-Presbyterian Church.

Blood donations tend to decrease during the holiday season by as much as 25%, according to the American Red Cross. The need for blood is always present as patients require surgery and chemotherapy treatments continue. A lack of donations makes it difficult for area hospitals to keep enough blood products needed to save lives.

First-time donors receive a mini-health screening, including blood pressure check, pu...

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