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      Crisp County officials ask residents to safely spare blood

      The American Red Cross held their monthly blood drive at the Cordele Community Clubhouse as a way to collect more blood as we head into the summer, which is one of the most in-demand seasons for donors.With more people on the road in the summer months, representatives say there's often an increase in accidents requiring transfusions. Donor Recruitment Representative Shea Register says with how often people travel, the summer is also a low time for donations because people are always on the go.In order to combat a potential shortage, representatives are hoping to collect 50 donations during the drive that runs until 6 p.m. to ensure they have enough to last them through the period that they need it most.The Crisp County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring the event and anyone who donates is entered into a drawing where two people will win a set of two tickets to Wild Adventures or a $1,000 gift card.

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