American Red Cross Dealing With Massive Blood Donation Shortage

People Give Blood As Nation's Hospitals Face Severe Blood Shortage

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The American Red Cross is urging people across the area to roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life.

The agency says it's currently dealing with a massive shortage in blood donations. They say blood is needed to help people suffering from medical problems and that in some cases, a lack of supply is forcing hospitals to do fewer elective surgeries until there's enough blood available for patients. For more information on how you can donate, visit

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