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Hospitals in desperate need of blood

April 16, 2004

Albany-- South Georgia hospitals are in desperate need of blood, Especially type O.

The blood cooler at the American Red Cross office is empty. A recent motorcycle crash and a man with an aneuryism in Tifton used up more than 40 units of blood.

"They're importing blood right now but they're not importing enough to take care of the hospitals," said Jill Lavassaur of the American Red Cross.

You can donate blood at the American Red Cross Saturday at 1515 Dawson Road from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Backyard burgers has donated free hamburger coupons for everyone who donates.

posted at 3:30PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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