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March 4, 2004

Albany -- March is Red Cross Month, and Georgia's First Lady was in Albany Thursday asking more people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.

Mary Perdue, wife of Governor Sonny Perdue, is urging all Georgians to help a serious blood shortage in the state. New donors are needed for a growing population.

Mary Perdue said "Particularly with those rare blood types. There is always a need. We hope to get new blood donors to come because of the rare blood types, and the blood types from the different ethnic and national populations in the state."

Perdue said the blood shortage needs are critical all across the state, but the need for new and diverse donors is critical here in Southwest Georgia.

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