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Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors


Last updated 7/13/2018 at 3:59pm


The Red Cross seeks blood donors of all blood types across Riverside and San Diego counties.

TEMECULA – An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives.

The Red Cross escalated its call for blood and platelet donors after a difficult Independence Day week for donations. More than 550 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community groups last week than during a typical week as individuals across the country celebrated the holiday and enjoyed summer activities. It could equate to as many as 15,000 fewer donations than needed,...

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