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Barton Community College to host blood drive

Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Kirkman Student Activity Center. All donors will receive a free T-shirt.

The American Red Cross reports that on any given day, an average of 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed in the United States. There is no substitution for human blood. It cannot be manufactured.

A few of the reasons a person may not be able to give blood include:

• Low blood pressure

• High blood pressure

• Fever, cough or other acute cold symptoms

• On antibiotics ...

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