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A blood bank copes with the drop in donors during the holidays.


Season of giving: For blood banks, holidays have opposite effect

by Anthony Raap
Nov 20, 2012


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Julio Cruz helps a donor give blood Tuesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Chicago blood banks are in short supply this time of year because many people become too wrapped up in the holidays to donate blood. Julio Cruz at the University of Illinois at Chicago discusses how the blood bank copes with the drop in donors.