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Red Cross seeks donors of all blood types, races and ethnicities


Last updated 10/2/2019 at 12:33am

WASHINGTON – The American Red Cross urged people of all races and ethnicities to give blood or platelets to help increase the diversity of the blood supply.

An upcoming blood donation opportunity in Fallbrook will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Fallbrook Library, 124 South Mission Road, in Fallbrook.

The vast majority of blood types fall into one of the major blood groups. However, for patients with rare blood types or those who receive regular blood transfusions, blood must be matched closely – beyond the primary A, B, O and AB blood types – to reduce the...

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