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It is the fluid of our lives.  Blood, not water. 

Think about its critical importance to our very existence, and the many ways we think about it: "that trait is in the blood" or "blood will be spilled" or "blood is thicker than water." 

Lawrence Hill put all this and more into his book Blood: The Stuff of Life

Closing A Gap In The Blood Supply

Aug 27, 2014
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Autumn is closing in, and blood banks need to close a gap in blood supply. 

Blood supplies frequently dip in the summer, as regular blood donors skip appointments for vacations and other reasons. 

The Red Cross in the Northwest is beating the drum to bring in donors. 

Blood, The Stuff Of Life

Nov 19, 2013
House of Anansi

"It's in the blood." 

Ever heard that statement?