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Thousands answer the call, but the Red Cross blood shortage continues


Last updated 8/14/2017 at Noon

SAN DIEGO – Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

The Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Road, will be hosting a blood drive opportunity, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, for the community of Fallbrook.

After issuing the emergency call, the Red Cross has experienced a 30 percent increase in blood donation appointments through mid-July. About half of the appointments were s...

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