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The American Red Cross wants to make sure the blood supply remains adequate over the next month. Two blood drives are coming up in River Falls. Submitted photo

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The holidays around Christmas and New Year's don't bring good tidings to the American Red Cross.

"We usually see a dip in blood donations from now until after the first of the year," said Sue Gonsior, communications program manager for the regional Red Cross in St. Paul. "This time of year means people are celebrating the holidays, out shopping, or prevented from giving blood because of illness or bad weather."


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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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