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Record blood donations collected on 9/11 in Gainesville

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Newscasts on September 11, 2001, urged listeners to donate blood to help save the lives of victims. In Gainesville on 9/11 more than 800 people lined up to give blood.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman, spent time at Lifesouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville to talk about that day and how blood donations have changed over the last ten years.

Long line on September 11, 2001 of people waiting to donate blood (photo courtesy of Lifesouth Community Blood Center)” credit=” 

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