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Red Cross donors have various reasons for giving blood

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By January Elizabeth
American Red Cross
Everyone donates blood for their own reasons, but all for the same purpose of helping others and saving save lives. Approximately every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a transfusion, and donors are the only source of needed blood and platelets.

December 4, 2012. Pasadena Donor Center, Pasadena, California. Kerry Manwaring enjoys giving platelets at the Pasadena Donor Center. Photo by Jody Lane/American Red Cross

At a recent American Red Cross Blood Drive for employees of TVH Parts Co., in Olathe, Kan., there were many donors with stories about why they were eager to give. TVH is one of many companies that work with the Red Cross to set up blood drives in its Western Missouri Region.

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