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Blood drive to be held Wednesday at Evangelical Church


April 1, 2020

Sweet Home Evangelical Church will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at the Activity Center, 1347 Long St.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a critical shortage of the nation’s blood supply.

With shelter-in-place mandates keeping people home and locations where blood donations typically take place, such as schools and office buildings, shuttered, thousands of blood drives have been canceled across the country, including in Linn County.

The blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering...

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