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Red Cross issues emergency appeal for blood and plasma donors

07/30/2019 11:27 AM | Anonymous

As you know, summer continues to be a difficult time to collect blood and platelets.  During Independence Day week about 450 fewer blood drives were held compared to an average week, which led to about 17,000 fewer blood donations.  The demand for blood products by hospitals is currently higher than donations which is why Red Cross is launching this appeal.

Click here to schedule a blood donation. Give blood if you are eligible, recruit someone else to give blood and spread the word on social media using #MissingTypes or posing with a campaign selfie sign.

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