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Rock River Valley Blood Center hosts blood drive at Speedway Auto Mall

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Roughly 85 donors came out to Speedway Auto Mall Saturday to donate blood.

The Rock River Valley Blood Center hosted its 16th annual "Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve" Blood and Marrow Drive Saturday afternoon.

While many people lined up to donate blood, not as many signed up to donate marrow. The blood center urges anyone considering to reach out to them.

"Anyone in general good health that weighs at least 110 lbs. and can spare an hour of their time can save up to 3 lives with just one unit of blood," said Christine Dein, the Mobile Supervisor for the Rock River Valley Blood Center. "So I strongly encourage you, if didn't make it out today, to come out and visit us at one of our blood centers."

The blood center says they are in need of all blood types, but especially negative blood types.

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