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Red Cross issues immediate call for blood and platelet donations

 

Last updated 11/23/2018 at 12:16am



TEMECULA – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 

There are blood donation opportunities throughout San Diego and Orange counties until Saturday, Dec. 15.

During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed. Blood donors of all blood types, especially type O, and platelet...



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