With half as many blood products currently in the Red Cross inventory at this time last year, the Red Cross is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types.
Unseasonably early warm weather may be a contributing factor to the 50,000 donation shortfall in June as many regular donors got an early start on summer activities, and aren’t taking time to give blood or platelets. But the need remains constant. In fact, every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood.
Donors are needed now to help patients and replenish the blood supply.
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