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Blood and Platelet Donors Needed Now to Help Prevent a Seasonal Blood Shortage

Chance at gas for a year for those who come to give in August, plus $10 e-gift card

 

August 4, 2022



Just as most cars need to be refueled constantly, so does the nation’s blood supply. The American Red Cross has faced a concerning drop in blood and platelet donations this summer. Donors are needed to make an appointment to give in August to help prevent a blood shortage.

The decline in donations has caused the Red Cross blood supply to shrink nearly 20% in recent weeks. The availability of blood products will continue to decline if donations do not increase. People should not wait until they hear there is a blood shortage to give. Type O negative blood donors and platelet donors ar...



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