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6/10/05-Longview

Longview Plasma Center Closing

A Longview plasma donation center is closing and that means an end to a source of income for many East Texans. The Bio-Mat USA Plasma Center on High Street in Longview is set to close permanently by mid-July.

Company spokespersons say the closing is over low donor numbers and operation costs. It leaves many donors, who supplement their income through the center, without a place to donate.

"I heard they were shutting the center down on July 9th I believe and I hated to hear tha.  I know a lot of people that come here and a lot of people that it benefits, " says regular donor Jared Fogle.

The Longview center is the only one of the 48 U.S. centers closing.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.

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