Wed February 8, 2012
DUPAGE COUNTY-January is national Blood Donor Month when blood banks have the greatest need for blood. In response to that shortage, the DuPage County Health Department is pleased to announce that 26 persons donated blood during a blood drive held on Jan. 24 at the health department.
Heartland Blood Centers said the blood collected during this drive will be used in nearby hospitals.
Heartland officials said, "The donations from the drives sponsored by the health department over the last two years helped save the lives of as many as 57 people. The donations will be used to replace red cells lost during accidents, to supply plasma to burn victims, for platelets for cancer patients or for surgery."
They added, "All of those who participated in the blood drive should be proud." Donors in the blood drive received gift certificates.
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