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Published August 31, 2012, 07:21 PM

Critical Need For Blood Donation in Grand Forks

Dak-Minn Blood Bank is in critical need of blood donors and you can help.

Dak-Minn Blood Bank is in critical need of blood donors and you can help.

During the summertime donations usually decrease and right now there is a shortage of both A-positive and O-positive blood. Health officials say they need between 20 and 40 donors to have the minimum amount of blood they like to have on hand. There has been an increase in need the past couple of months.

Deb Schue, Dak-Minn Blood Bank: “We have a hard time keeping up with our needs, plus it seems this summer utilization has been exceptionally high for some of the blood types. Not always all at once but usually we find it's like a revolving door.”

f you would like to help out you can just drop in or call and make an appointment at 701-780-5433. The blood bank is located at the front entrance of Altru hospital.

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