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Israelis Donate Blood

A delegation of officials from the Consulate General of Israel here, headed by Consul General David Rivlin, donated a pint of blood each yesterday in response to a general appeal from the city’s blood bank to help end a blood shortage and to express appreciation to the citizens of New York for their support and actions in behalf of Israel. A spokesman for the Consulate General, who reported this action, said that Dr. William Hirsh, director of the blood bank, thanked the delegation and noted that the blood shortage had caused a number of operations to be postponed. The Consulate spokesman said that eight officials participated yesterday and Monday and more are scheduled to be blood donors today.