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Critical blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

 

Last updated 7/14/2017 at Noon



SAN DIEGO COUNTY – The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.

Blood donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than needed and causing a significant draw down of the Red Cross blood supply. The shortfall is the equivalent of the Red Cross not collecting any blood donations for more than four days.

The next chance for residents to donate blood in Fallbrook is Friday, July 14 from 9:3...



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