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Local banks to host group blood drive Friday


WILLMAR -- Five local banks are hoping for community participation as they host an American Red Cross blood drive Friday in Willmar.

"The banks have never done this before. This is new. We're rolling up our sleeves together here for a collaborative effort," said Deb Van Buren of North American State Bank.

The blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rice Memorial Hospital. The goal is 65 units.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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