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Give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season

 

November 22, 2017



The American Red Cross encourages people to donate blood for patients in need.

Mike Healey’s son was born prematurely, weighing three pounds, and immediately needed blood.

“I gave blood the next day and have done it 56 times since then,” he said. Though Healey’s son spent his first 49 days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit, he has thrived and is now a healthy, 10-year-old little league baseball player. “I will never forget whoever selflessly gave blood for my son.”

A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with holiday...



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