Area blood drives in March


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 1:39 pm
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Press release submitted Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

March 9 -- 7 a.m. to noon, St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 220 E 22nd Ave., Coal Valley. To donate, call Sharon Scranton, 309-799-3553.
March 11 -- 3:30 to 6 pm, Cordova Library, 402 Main Ave., MVRBC Donor Bus. To donate, contact Cheryl Lennox, 309-654-2330

















 



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