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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Red Cross needs blood donors

The American Red Cross has cut shipments of blood to hospitals in the Northeast because of a shortage, it said today in an appeal for blood donors to help replenish its supply.

Last weekend's heat caused blood drives to be canceled in New England, the organization said. Summer is traditionally a slow time for donations. The Red Cross has a shortfall of about 2,000 units of blood and platelets.

Blood donors can call (800) GIVE LIFE or go to the Red Cross website for New England.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:55 PM
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