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Vitalant blood drive brings in 44 volunteers

The Bemidji community recently hosted a blood drive with Vitalant at Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji, which helped collect a total of 47 units of blood products for patients in need.

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The Bemidji community recently hosted a blood drive with Vitalant at Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji, which helped collect a total of 47 units of blood products for patients in need.

A total of 44 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 38 individuals were able to successfully donate.

Six donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells, which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor, a release said.

Donors can make appointments to give blood at donors.vitalant.org or by calling 877- 25-VITAL. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn reward points.

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments, while the blood draw typically taking less than 10 minutes. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Health History Questionnaire the day they donate on www.vitalant.org/health.

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