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Blood donations are crucial all year, but especially over holidays

RAPID CITY, S.D. – With the holiday season upon us, the need for blood donations only increases.

Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, is looking for donations to keep up with demands.

With the increase in travel comes not only the increased occurrence of accidents and the need for blood, but also the lack of people able to give blood due to the said travel.

Brittany Sigel, donor recruitment manager for Vitalant, echoed those same sentiments.

“The need for blood is constant every day,” Sigel commented. “Whether you are traveling or whether there are tragedies, the need is there, so we need to make sure we are donating through the holidays as well.”

Vitalant is open on both Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Our own Brant Beckman will be donating this week, and he will be bringing you tips and tricks to make the most out of your donation.

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