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Need for blood higher in summer

By Heather Sawaski

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Blood centers are always in need, but getting people to donate during the summer months is especially tough. That's why the Mayor's Youth Action Council of Wausau is teaming up with the Blood Centers of Wisconsin to help fill the need. They hosted a blood drive at City Hall Monday.

Only 3% of people donate blood on a regular basis, and when it's warm and people vacation, they're not always thinking about donating.

Workers say O Negative blood is the type most in demand.

The Blood Center is holding another drive at the Mosinee High School on July 15th.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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