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The Red Cross is in need of blood

SPRINGVILLE — The American Red Cross needs for blood after severe winter weather has impacted donations.

Dunkin’ Donuts and the American Red Cross kicked off their annual January blood donation incentive program on Jan. 9. During the month of January, all blood donors will receive a free pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.

Patients in area hospitals need blood every day and one donation may help save three lives. Because winter is often a challenging time for blood donors, due to severe weather and flu season, the “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” campaign helps boost blood collections, when patients need it most.

During the past six years, more than 36,000 pints of blood were donated in Buffalo, throughout the month of January.

Locally, a blood collection site will be held on Jan. 15, at the Concord Town Hall, 86 Franklin St. in Springville, from 1-7 p.m. Additional sites for donation can be found on the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org.
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