Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

branson | July 5, 2017 | Latest News

by Tim Church

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The American Red Cross issues an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors, of all blood types, to give as it faces a critical blood shortage.

Over the past two months blood donation have fallen short of expectations, resulting in about 61-thousound fewer donations than needed, according to a news release. The shortfall can be compared to the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days.

External Communications Manager of the Greater Ozarks and Arkansas Blood Services Region Joe Zydlo reports this shortage can be attributed to summertime:

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Source:: HomeTown News Feed



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