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Blood drive planned Oct. 31

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The Brainerd Public Library will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Brainerd Public Library’s large meeting room.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call the library at 218-829-5574 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code Brainerd Public Library.

“We are glad to be working with the American Red Cross to help meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Brainerd Public Library Manager Jenny Hill in a news release. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, patrons and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.

Donors with all blood types are needed, a news release stated, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative.

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