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Red Cross blood shortage prompts urgent call for blood and platelet donations during National Blood Donor Month


Last updated 1/20/2018 at 6:28pm

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – During National Blood Donor Month in January, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to make an appointment to give now and help address a winter blood donation shortage.

An upcoming blood donation opportunity is available in Fallbrook, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 23, at the Fallbrook Library, 124 South Mission Road.

Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year, with more than 150 blood drives forced to cancel causing over 5,500 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected...

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