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(Chicago)Summer Violence Creates Need For Blood Donations At South Side Hospital
dnainfo.com ^

Posted on 07/09/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT by matt04

ENGLEWOOD — A South Side hospital is asking residents to donate blood as a summer spike in city gun violence has created higher demand in emergency rooms.

St. Bernard Hospital is hosting a blood drive Friday that calls on Chicagoans to help save a life.

"Chicago experiences increased violence in the summer. While always needed, during summer months blood donation is vital," said hospital spokesman Derek Michaels.

Over the holiday weekend, at least 11 people were killed and 62 were wounded in violence around the city. Most of the shootings occurred on the South and West sides. The bloodshed continued into Monday, when three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot dead.

While police tout a decrease in shootings and murders overall, the increased violence still creates a shortfall in emergency rooms.

"The chronic violence in many of our neighborhoods creates a higher demand for blood supplies," Michaels said. "It is imperative that we get more people to give blood. [Blood donation] could save the life of a family member or neighbor."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; chicagocrime; chicagomurders; chicagoviolence; guncontrol; secondamendment
Over the holiday weekend, at least 11 people were killed and 62 were wounded in violence around the city.

Maybe Chicago should implement some really strict gun laws to prevent this from happening in the future. Oh wait, never mind.

1 posted on 07/09/2013 10:58:12 AM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

They need blood donations for all of the blood sacrifices.


2 posted on 07/09/2013 10:59:11 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

They wouldn’t want my Caucasian blood anyway, right? Unless it was spilling from a hole in my head that they kicked in me.


3 posted on 07/09/2013 11:01:43 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: matt04

I’m sure Trinity United Church of Christ is organizing a blood drive as we post.


4 posted on 07/09/2013 11:02:30 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: matt04

Any article focused on “gun violence” is biased.

The issue is violence, not club, knife, or gun violence.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 11:09:51 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: matt04

I am curious as to whether they have any reaction of increased donations based on this appeal. Probably unless there are chartered rides back and forth to the donation center, along with some additional freebies, the people in the ‘hoods will be not very likely to show up and give blood.


6 posted on 07/09/2013 11:16:15 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: matt04

...but let’s focus on the White Mexican defending himself.


7 posted on 07/09/2013 11:16:19 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: matt04

F’em. They don’t want my cracker ass blood anyway


8 posted on 07/09/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by jrg
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To: jrg

They can just get their blood from The Community.


9 posted on 07/09/2013 11:34:46 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: matt04

It is not gun violence, it is black violence. White communities who have a high rate of gun ownership do not have this same issue.


10 posted on 07/09/2013 11:38:29 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: matt04

Yeah. I’m on it.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 11:39:01 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: matt04

Chicago needs to have Mrs. O’Leary’s cow start another fire...and let it BURN!! :)


12 posted on 07/09/2013 11:45:24 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: DBrow

“The issue is violence, not club, knife, or gun violence”

That bears repeating.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 11:47:07 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: DBrow

That truth hits way too close to the real problem - the culture of the inner city.


14 posted on 07/09/2013 11:47:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good point. Of course, the lefties are gonna say that you’re racist. But still, a good point.

Perhaps instead of calling it black violence, it is better termed “cultural violence”. There may be communities where the large majorities are dark skinned, but they are from India or somewhere else, and there’s very little violence. I’ve seen a couple of these communities in Silicon Valley.


15 posted on 07/09/2013 11:53:55 AM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: DBrow
Any article focused on “gun violence” is biased.

Any article that ignores demographics in a discussion of violent crime is worthless.

16 posted on 07/09/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Kevmo

Per DOJ stats, between 1976-2005, blacks were 12% of the US population yet accounted for 52.2% of all homicides committed.


17 posted on 07/09/2013 12:04:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ken H

lol That’s Racist!


18 posted on 07/09/2013 12:22:52 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: matt04

Maybe the gay community would like to pitch in...


19 posted on 07/09/2013 12:49:47 PM PDT by Argus
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To: DBrow

I’m a Korean (in spirit)!


20 posted on 07/09/2013 1:35:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: NEMDF

Their job is to spill blood, da crackers gots to give blood...


21 posted on 07/09/2013 1:36:35 PM PDT by Kozak (The Republic is Dead. We now live in a Judicial Tyranny.)
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To: Ken H

Doubt they’d want my creepy-ass*ed cracker blood. Plus, I already give enough of my money.

Go ask the Democrats to donate.


22 posted on 07/09/2013 1:40:30 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: matt04

Dont need more blood what you need is more bullets let them kill each other problem solved.


23 posted on 07/09/2013 1:55:00 PM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: LibsRJerks

maybe mandatory blood draws for creepy azz crackers at every doc visit is buried somewhere in the Unaffordable Care Act.


24 posted on 07/09/2013 2:12:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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