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A woman donates blood. (credit: Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Red Cross Issues An “Emergency Call” For Donors

Calling it an “emergency request,” the American Red Cross is in urgent need of platelet and blood donors of all blood types. According to the Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds.

CBSDFW.COM–07/09/2013

A lab assistant holds a unit of blood. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Red Cross Blood Shortfall At “Emergency Level”

Red Cross officials say the month of June has yielded 50,000 fewer donations than expected. Now the organization is calling for all eligible donors to donate blood as soon as possible.

06/26/2012