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Blood drive to be held at BSU

BEMIDJI -- BSU will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, to help address a nationwide shortage of donated blood attributed to severe winter weather and seasonal flu outbreaks, a press release said. Sponsored by Delta Theta Kappa, the drive will be held in the Crying Wolf Room in BSU’s lower Hobson Memorial Union.

Blood donation typically takes less than 10 to 12 minutes, and the entire donation process -- including check-in and check-out-- typically takes about an hour and 15 minutes. United Blood Services allows donors to register in advance online to save time on the day of the donation at http://www.bloodhero.com.

For more information, call Amanda Bortz at (952)-200-8463, or email Amanda.Bortz@live.bemidjistate.edu