American Red Cross in Need

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The American Red Cross is in dire need for blood donors of all types – especially type O – and platelet donors. American Red Cross encourages donors to make an appointment to help replenish the blood supply. Currently, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O. Red Cross is offering an incentive to those who give, the chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LIV.

Since the holiday season is so busy, 500 fewer blood drives were hosted by volunteer groups than required to meet patient needs.

“Lifesaving medical treatments and emergencies never take a holiday,” said Paul Sullivan, senior vice president, Red Cross Biomedical Services. “Declines in donations can affect patient care. That’s why the Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to make an appointment to give now and help those sidelined by illness and trauma.”

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