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Harvard's Siyani Chambers, right, leaps into the arms of teammate Brandyn Curry after the team beat Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Harvard won 61-57. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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Ellie Hayden-Skwira relaxes while donating blood at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minn., Wednesday March 19, 2014. The annual drive is organized by the Apollo Student Union. The number of 16-year-old blood donors in Minnesota has risen steadily since state law was changed in 2008 to allow their participation. Teens are a key demographic in blood donations, Minnesota Red Cross communications program manager Sue Thesenga said. "Twenty percent of our blood donations come to us from high school and college students in the academic year," she said. The number of participating 16-year-olds in Minnesota has grown from 3,700 donors in the 2009 fiscal year to 5,000 during the 2013 fiscal year. Thesenga estimates that 16-year-olds can now give blood with parental consent in 45 states. When the law was passed in Minnesota in 2008, that number was closer to 25. (AP Photo/The St. Cloud Times, Dave Schwarz) NO SALES

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American Red Cross worker Scott Moore prepares to draw blood from Apollo High School student Hanna Pierskalla during a blood drive at the school in St. Cloud, Minn., Wednesday, March 20, 2014. The annual drive is organized by the Apollo Student Union. The number of 16-year-old blood donors in Minnesota has risen steadily since state law was changed in 2008 to allow their participation. Teens are a key demographic in blood donations, Minnesota Red Cross communications program manager Sue Thesenga said. "Twenty percent of our blood donations come to us from high school and college students in the academic year," she said. The number of participating 16-year-olds in Minnesota has grown from 3,700 donors in the 2009 fiscal year to 5,000 during the 2013 fiscal year. Thesenga estimates that 16-year-olds can now give blood with parental consent in 45 states. When the law was passed in Minnesota in 2008, that number was closer to 25. (AP Photo/The St. Cloud Times, Dave Schwarz) NO SALES

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A sign greets students at the sign-in station for a blood drive Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Apollo High School in St. Cloud, Minn. The annual drive is organized by the Apollo Student Union. The number of 16-year-old blood donors in Minnesota has risen steadily since state law was changed in 2008 to allow their participation. Teens are a key demographic in blood donations, Minnesota Red Cross communications program manager Sue Thesenga said. "Twenty percent of our blood donations come to us from high school and college students in the academic year," she said. The number of participating 16-year-olds in Minnesota has grown from 3,700 donors in the 2009 fiscal year to 5,000 during the 2013 fiscal year. Thesenga estimates that 16-year-olds can now give blood with parental consent in 45 states. When the law was passed in Minnesota in 2008, that number was closer to 25. (AP Photo/The St. Cloud Times, Dave Schwarz) NO SALES

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President Barack Obama greets students after speaking at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Obama is visiting the school to highlight women's economic issues. He will also then travel to Miami for a pair of fundraisers for the democrats before returning to Washington later tonight. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

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President Barack Obama speaks during his visit to Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Obama is visiting the school to highlight women's economic issues. He will also then travel to Miami for a pair of fundraisers for the democrats before returning to Washington later tonight. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

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President Barack Obama speaks during his visit to Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Obama is visiting the school to highlight women's economic issues. He will also then travel to Miami for a pair of fundraisers for the democrats before returning to Washington later tonight. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Obama is visiting the school to highlight women's economic issues. He will also then travel to Miami for a pair of fundraisers for the democrats before returning to Washington later tonight. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Obama is visiting the school to highlight women's economic issues. He will also then travel to Miami for a pair of fundraisers for the democrats before returning to Washington later tonight. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)