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Drop in blood donations leads to shortage, call for donors - SFGate

Thu Jan 05 01:01:37 EST 2017 | SFgate
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Red Cross says blood donations dropped significantly in recent weeks, leading to a severe shortage. The organization is issuing an emergency call for people to donate blood and platelets. Blood drives are scheduled across northern Illinois beginning this week, including Monday's Great Chicago Blood Drive. The Red Cross says holiday schedules and snowstorms affected donations. Almost 100 blood drives had to be canceled in December, and there were about 37,000 fewer don..

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FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 -- Blood donations to the American Red Cross have slumped recently, so donors are desperately needed, the organization says. "Hospital patients need lifesaving..
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Red Cross says blood donations dropped significantly in recent weeks, leading to a severe shortage. The organization is issuing an emergency call for pe..
The American Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors. “Right now our blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they’r..
GRANVILLE - The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations. Various factors throughout the holiday months have caused blood donation numbers&n..
MINNEAPOLIS - The American Red Cross says there is a critical need for blood donations. According to Red Cross officials say that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood ..
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