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Rush City Hoping for Another Record Blood Drive

Monday, July 6th, 2009 at 9:48 am

Rush City is holding its second blood drive of the year, Monday.  They are coming off the biggest ever drive in January.  The first drive of the year produced 177 pints of blood, which co-coordinator Karen Schmid says is a city record.  While numbers are not expected to reach that high, Monday, Schmid is anticipating a strong turnout.

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All types of blood are needed. According to the American Red Cross, more than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day and one out of every ten people admitted in a hospital needs blood.  Schmid says history proves that Rush City steps up to the plate in a big way during the drives.

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Monday’s drive is at the Rush City High School in the commons until 7 p.m.  The next scheduled Rush City drive is in September.

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