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Charlotte Has A Blood Shortage – How You Can Help:

01/05/2017 at 11:42 | Posted by Brenda Matthews
(Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross)
Photo Credit: (Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross)

Hey buddy – can you spare a point?

Actually, a blood shortage is no laughing matter – you never know when you’re going to be on the receiving end.  Accidents happen.

In fact, every 2 seconds here in the U.S., someone needs blood.

Per The American Red Cross’ Maya Franklin, The American Red Cross has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.”

There is now an “emergency call for blood and platelet donors after about 37,000 fewer donations were given in November and December than expected, including nearly 950 here in the Carolinas Blood Services Region. Donations are critically needed now so that patients can continue to receive lifesaving treatments.”

So, let’s do this!

Where can you donate?  Check out redcrossblood.org, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites for more donors to give blood or platelets, too.

Thanks for helping!

 

 

 

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