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Red Cross needs blood desperately

The seats at the American Red Cross are empty and that is contributing to an overwhelming shortage in blood.

Today the Red Cross tells us that statewide it's in a crisis situation.

The organization only has a one-day supply of blood.

As soon as a donation is given it is sent out to a location that needs it.

The Red Cross says it needs all blood types especially O and time is of the essence.

This weekend begins the Labor Day holiday, traditionally fraught with accidents, which leads to injuries and surgeries.

A blood shortage complicates the situation.

To find a list of blood drives or the Red Cross office in your area, call 1-800-give-life or go to the Red Cross web site at www.redcrossblood.org.

 

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