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Adams County Red Cross in need of blood during the holiday season

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, people often forget about donating blood this time of year.

That's why the Adams County Red Cross is hosted its "12 Hours of Giving" blood drive Friday.

Last year, the drive collected 250 pints of blood, but the winter storm delayed the start of Friday's drive by four hours.

Organizers said they need blood more than ever during the holidays.

"Donating blood is very important this time of year. Around the holidays people tend to donate less. They get busy with the holiday travel, schedules, gathering with family. So we encourage folks to come out and donate blood so we can maintain a sufficient supply," said Ben Corey of the Adams County Red Cross.

 

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