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Urgent need for blood donations

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Officials say there is a shortfall in donations and are encouraging anybody able to donate to do so. Officials say there is a shortfall in donations and are encouraging anybody able to donate to do so.
You can find a blood donor day near you by logging on to redcrossblood.org. You can find a blood donor day near you by logging on to redcrossblood.org.

The American Red Cross is putting out an urgent call for blood.

Officials say there is a shortfall in donations and are encouraging anybody able to donate to do so. They are in need of type o-negative blood which can be transfused to almost everyone - and is what is used by doctors in trauma situations. There are several issues causing this most recent shortage.

"We've had to cancel around 500 blood drives across the nation, which is resulted in about 5,500 units being short of being collected. The other real reason is the flu has really impacted a lot of our areas and so we really encourage anybody, if they are feeling well and they can get out, to please come and give that gift, meaning the gift of life by giving a blood donation," 

You can find a blood donor day near you by logging on to redcrossblood.org.

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