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Grandson's need reason enough for Ellsworth woman to donate blood

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Annette Pullen got started giving blood when she was just out of high school.

"I saw a sign about it, so I decided to do it," Pullen said Friday.


She couldn't have then known how her help to others would be repaid in her own family. Just a couple of years ago, her five-year-old grandson, Dylan, was diagnosed with leukemia and needed to have a series of blood transfusions initially.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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