Red Cross Issuing an Emergency Call for Blood

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LANSING (WILX)-- The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types.

It's time to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.

"We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step up and give now," said Todd Kulman, Communications Program Manager for the Red Cross Great Lakes Blood Services Region. "Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for these patients in need."

News Tens Alyssa Fenske is working on the story and will have all the details tonight at 5pm.

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