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Tri-City Herald: Grading the Americans at midseason

Dec 25, 2012 - 02:06 PST

By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald

It was Christmas Eve, and I had just arrived at the Red Cross in Richland to donate a triple offering of platelets.

A nice man was outside handing out samples of beef jerky, which were quite tasty. He asked how often I donated.

“Every 2-3 weeks,” I replied.

Did I get paid for my donation?

“No,” I said.

Then why do you do it?

“Because there are people in need, and I am able to help,” I told him.


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