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High school blood drive set

The next time you think about the state of the world and despair that one person can't change anything, remember the importance of blood donations. There is something you can do to make the world a better place in which to live; donate blood. Every donation matters.

United Blood Services is coming to the Blackduck High School Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Now, let's say that you could give blood but you don't give blood. What happens then? Blood may not be readily available when a patient needs it.

When you donate, your blood will give life to somebody. To the patient receiving chemotherapy, your donation can provide platelets; to the patient being treated for severe burns, your donation can provide plasma; to the patient who is anemic, your donation can provide red cells; and to the patient suffering from hemophilia, your donation can provide cryoprecipitate. All of these people can be helped by your one donation. Your blood and good health can be shared with others through your pledge to give.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call the Blackduck High School at 835-5210 before Dec. 6.