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Retired Council Rock teacher to be honored with ‘Give Life’ award

Bob Duaime sat calmly Monday afternoon as one intravenous line removed blood from his right arm and carried the life-saving donation to a machine that separates platelets from the rest of his blood.

A second intravenous line in Duaime’s left arm provided a path for his remaining blood components to be returned to his body during the three-hour process, known as apheresis, moved along at the American Red Cross Donation Center in Upper Moreland. It’s a rigorous routine to secure platelets that can be used to provide a crucial component of care for many cancer patients.

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