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Community Hospital to close blood center Oct. 16.
Monterey Herald

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula said Friday it will close its 42-year-old blood center in October.

The hospital said the need for blood at hospitals has dropped with advances in medicine and patient blood management, making it more expensive to operate its own blood center rather than obtaining blood and blood products from other suppliers.

The blood center, which employs 10 people and costs about $2 million a year to operate, will close Oct. 16.

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