GSC hosts blood drive as donations dwindle

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Students and staff at one local college were giving of themselves Tuesday to keep people alive.

Glenville State College hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross Tuesday afternoon.

Red Cross representatives say about two-thirds of the drives they host in north-central West Virginia are hosted by schools, and those hosts and donors are needed more than ever.

“Just because it’s summer, the need doesn’t go down, in fact the need probably goes up, so we are always trying to let people know that in our area in particular, we need blood leading up to the summer, late spring.  This is going to help us get into May and into June,” said Ryan Edsall, who works with the Red Cross in 14 West Virginia counties.

You can find blood drives near you on the Red Cross’s website.

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