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With people returning to work and school, back from out-of-town jaunts and focusing less on holiday endeavors, there is the hope that becoming a blood donor or making a pledge to donate will be on their to-do-list for the new year, which is kicked off with National Blood Donor Month in January.

Phillip Thomas, donor resources coordinator with LifeShare Blood Centers, said there is a minimum number of units of blood required monthly, based on hospital demand. He said donations have been down from that goal and could continue to fall short if enough people don’t donate blood.

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