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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

December 1, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It is the ultimate gift to give this holiday season. And it is something that most of us can do to help save lives. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital challenged its employees and the public to give blood.

The American Red Cross Blood Mobile was parked at the hospital most of the day and many took the time to roll up their sleeves to donate. The Red Cross hopes to replenish the blood supply that was depleted during the deadly travel weekend.

"It's one of the easiest things to help others that I can do as a human being. I think it's something everybody should do because it doesn't cost anything. And it's simple, painless and we need it," said Medical Information Systems Analyst, Karen Comer.

The Red Cross is in need of all blood types, but is in most need of O negative because it is universal. If you missed today's blood drive, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will hold another one December 15th.

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