American Red Cross: Emergency Blood Shortage

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The American Red Cross is facing an emergency blood shortage and is issuing an urgent call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now to help save lives.

The summer months are among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations due to vacation plans and summer activities, but patients don’t get a vacation from needing lifesaving blood products. In fact, many of our own patients are counting on Red Cross blood donors at this very moment.

If you are eligible to give blood or platelets, please download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) today and make an appointment. One person can truly make a difference in our patients’ lives.

Donations will help replenish the blood supply and ensure that blood continues to be available for patients with serious medical needs now and throughout the summer.

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