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Blood drive planned; donors needed


Imagine a loved one seriously injured in a car crash and rushed to the emergency room in need of blood. 

What happens if no blood is available?

That is one of the questions Dee Severson, coordinator for the American Red Cross, asks when people don’t feel they are up to giving blood. One unit, which is collected in a single donation, may be used to save three lives.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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