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Harlen Menk knows firsthand the importance of blood donations. Menk’s late wife, Georgia, was receiving blood transfusions almost weekly at one point while a patient with a rare disease in the same family as leukemia. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)

Menk gives blood mindful of donors who helped wife


Harlen Menk holds fond memories of his late wife, Georgia.

Menk also remembers the people who came forward to help his mate when she was a patient with Myelofibrosis, an extremely rare disease in the same


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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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