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Blood drives coming up in region

Resolve to give blood with the Red Cross


January 4, 2019

Press release

The American Red Cross encourages people to help meet the urgent need for blood by resolving to give blood this January — National Blood Donor Month.

Donating blood is a way to make a lifesaving impact in the new year for patients like Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with end-stage autoimmune liver disease in 2016. Janssen received frequent blood transfusions — sometimes multiple times a week — until she underwent a liver transplant last January.

“Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort,” said Janssen, who received dozens of transfusions...

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