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Township Blood Drive Donations Add Up for Medical Center

Did the desire to help—or hopes for Super Bowl tickets—draw donors?

Somerset Medical Center's Christia Keyte checks the bundles of donated blood. Credit: John Patten
Somerset Medical Center's Christia Keyte checks the bundles of donated blood. Credit: John Patten
Thursday's blood drive at the Hillsborough municipal complex looked a little different from many others: donors waited for up to 30 minutes to ave a chance to donate.

The drive, organized by Somerset Medical Center, drew a number of residents and municipal employees and after a little more than 90 minutes, had collected blood from more than 20 donors already.

The attraction was easy to understand: not only were the donors helping with a critical blood shortage, but were also getting automatic entry into a drawing for a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII.


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