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Brian Richards, with the American Red Cross, keeps the supply of blood donations in order Wednesday during a blood drive in the Lakeland Auditorium at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. The Red Cross is urging the public to donate blood this holiday season. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

During the busy holiday season, Red Cross is urging public to consider donating blood

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WILLMAR — Still searching for the perfect present to give this Christmas? For someone sickened by cancer treatments or seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash, the perfect present may just be a pint of blood.


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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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