Red Cross issues emergency due to blood shortage

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The American Red Cross needs your help!

The agency issued an “emergency need” for eligible individuals of all blood types.

Currently blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

There were fewer blood donors and blood drives last week due to the Fourth of July holiday which the red cross says may have resulted in as many as 17,000 fewer blood donations.

You can contact your local red cross to schedule your blood donation appointment. You can find your local Red Cross and more information on blood donation here.

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