Red Cross: Lack Of Blood Donations Could Mean Emergency Situation

July 23, 2014 2:39 AM

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The American Red Cross on Tuesday was pleading for blood donors to volunteer, with a serious blood shortage looming.

Blood donations to the Red Cross are down about 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected, the agency said. The number of donors is continuing to decline, and the shortfall is severe enough that an emergency situation could develop in the weeks to come...

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