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People Still Need Blood During the Holidays


The need for blood continues during the holidays and a Red Cross spokesperson says he hopes people respond over the next two days.

Blood Represenative Marc Sutton says donations tend to drop during the holidays...


"...people are on vacation, on holidays and traveling...we see blood donations go down a little bit....the need doesn't go down during the holiday seasons....'


Sutton points out that some people need blood, even during the holidays...


"....there's surgeries going on every day...there's a need for blood products every day. That doesn't change because of the holidays....we hope people have the generosity and the spirit during the holidays...."

The drive will be at the AmericInn in Rhinelander, Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, the Red Cross will be at St. Peters Catholic Church in Eagle River from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made at 800-RED CROSS or walk ins are welcome.