(UNDATED) - A plea from the American Red Cross as they put out an emergency call for blood and platelet donations.
The Red Cross says nationwide, blood donations were down about 10% in June. That means about 50,000 fewer donations came in than were expected.
The Red Cross dealt with this problem last June as well.
"Summertime is a really tough time for blood donations," says Julie Krizen with the American Red Cross. "
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