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      'B-negative' for a good cause

      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the Red Cross are holding a blood drive from 10am to 6pm Thursday in the solarium of the main campus cafeteria. / File

      Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the Red Cross are holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the solarium of the main campus cafeteria.

      You can enter through the main entrance or doors that will be opened on North Monroe Street and West 2nd Avenue.

      The drive is open to the public and the hospital is encouraging people to come and donate.

      The blood bank is looking for all types of donors and blood types, but they are also in need of a specific type of blood, type O-negative and type B-negative.

      Diane Swafford, manager of Phoebe's blood bank says they are currently experiencing a shortage of O-negative and B-negative blood cell units and would love people with any types of blood to come donate.

      She also says donating blood is a thoughtful way to give a gift to someone. Just one blood donation can save three lives.

      Appointments for donating blood can be made on www.redcross.org and walk-ins are also being accepted.

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