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American Red Cross In Urgent Need For Blood And Platelet Donations
Updated July 11, 2016 7:20 AM
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(UNDATED) - The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer.

Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what's needed, as well as a significant drawdown of the overall Red Cross blood supply.

"Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which is why we are making this emergency request for donations," says Tiffany Taylor,external communications manager of the Red Cross River Valley Blood Services Region. "Donations are urgently needed now to meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks. If you've thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It's the blood donations on the shelves that help save lives when an emergency occurs."

In Lawrence County:

  • Bedford Army National Guard, on Saturday, July 15 at 2020 19th Street from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.
  • Lawrence County Fair, on Friday, July 22 from 3 p.m. till 8 p.m.
  • Hillcrest Christian Church, on Monday, July 25, at 1130 Hillcrest Road from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m.
  • Anytime Fitness, on Wednesday, July 27 at 2643 16th St. from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m.

In Orange County:

  • Orleans High School, on Wednesday, July 20 at 200 West Wilson St. in Orleans from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m.
  • Walmart Supercenter, on Saturday, July 30 at 735 Gospel Road in Paoli from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.

In Monroe County

  • Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. Third St., Bloomington,
  • July 13 from noon. - 6 p.m.
  • July 14 from noon - 6 p.m.
  • July 15 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • July 20 from noon- 6 p.m.
  • July 21 from noon - 6 p.m.
  • July 22 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • July 23 from 8 a.m. - noon
  • July 27 from noon - 6 p.m.
  • July 28 from noon - 6 p.m.
  • July 29 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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