Red Cross Blood Supply Running Dangerously Low

By: News 10
By: News 10

The American Red Cross says its blood supply is running dangerously low. Donations have dropped about 8% over the past 3 months. That comes out to roughly 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The Red Cross says getting people to donate in the summer can be difficult,, but the biggest task is attracting first-time donors. "It's all about education, and again, when people find out that someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds somewhere in the United States, that the need for blood is constant, that they can help save up to three lives with just one donation, folks tend to come out and take the hour and roll up their sleeves," said Red Cross Great Lakes Communications Manager Todd Kulman. Click on the link in this story if you'd like to donate.


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