Red Cross faces blood shortage

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The American Red Cross issued an emergency call for those who can donate blood (of all blood types) to give now because it’s facing a blood shortage.

The Red Cross said it has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available and less than a two-day supply of Type O blood.

The organization wants at least a five-day supply.

There are several upcoming donation opportunities taking place this month.

You can find out those times by calling the American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana at 812-471-7200.

You can also visit the chapter on Stockwell Rd. in Evansville.

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(This story was originally published on July 9, 2019)

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