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Donors urgently needed: Red Cross still facing severe blood shortage

Hospital blood demand remains high as nation heads into holiday week

 

Last updated 6/30/2021 at 11:25am



SAN DIEGO – The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across the country. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now and help ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products.

Right now, the Red Cross is working around the clock to provide blood products to hospitals responding to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, as well as overdoses and resulting transplants. As a result of the blood...



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