American Red Cross: Critical Need for Donors

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January is National Blood Donor Month and it could not have come at a better time as the American Red Cross faces a winter blood donation shortage.

The winter season is usually tough, but severe winter storms have been making it even harder, forcing the Red Cross to cancel blood drives throughout the region.

Because of the loss of donors, the Red Cross has seen more than 28,000 fewer donations over the last two months, and is in urgent need of blood and blood-platelet donations.

There is a critical need for types O-negative and B-negative, as well as platelets.

While all blood types are urgently needed, there is a more critical need for types O-negative and B-negative, as well as platelets.

The Red Cross is urging eligible donors to support their local blood banks and help save lives.

To find a blood drive happening near you, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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