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ARC says blood need still critical

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A day-long blood drive was held Wednesday at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The American Red Cross held the blood drive at Phoebe because they say health care providers understand better than most the need for blood donations. By noon, more than two dozen people had rolled up their sleeves and donated.

"Usually around the holiday times is when we see a greater need. More people are traveling, you get those holiday plans, have those on your mind and sort of put giving blood at the bottom of your list but there's always a constant need," said Susann McNair, ARC Donor Recruitment Representative.

The goal for Wednesday was 120 units. Blood drives are held about six times a year at Phoebe because you can make a donation about every 56 days.

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