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August 27, 2007

Valdosta - The American Red Cross is turning to the regions large universities to help them pull out of a blood shortage.

There was a blood drive at Valdosta State University Monday.

They are hoping to collect over 350 units, particularly type O, of which they are critically low.

They say holding drives at Universities and Colleges are the best way to restock.  "To have a group of students and healthy young students that can donate in one area in one vicinity, for them to be able to come in a donate, a high percentage of that population is going to be O's," says Kathy Dallas of the American Red Cross.

The last blood drive at VSU earlier this year was the largest in Southeast collecting nearly 500 units.

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