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Winter weather disrupts blood donations in area

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WILLMAR -- Last week's bad weather did more than close schools and interfere with travel. It also disrupted the Red Cross's efforts to collect blood for use in the region's hospitals.

There's still enough blood for patients who need it, but donors are being urged to give at the earliest available chance so the supply can be replenished, said Red Cross spokeswoman Jill Applegate.

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Anne Polta

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

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