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St. Paul neighbors roll up their sleeves after COVID slowed blood drives

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2024
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When Bill Hanley first got the idea to tap downtown St. Paul's 10,000 residents to give blood, the idea was to try to help fill a sizeable gap after employers ceased blood drives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. More than four years — and nearly 2,000 units of blood — later, Hanley and hundreds of other folks who call downtown home have found something even better: Community. "People have really come together over this," Hanley said Thursday, during his group's 50th consecutive monthly blood drive. He has an email list of...

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