Red Cross needs blood, platelet donors

Tri-City HeraldJuly 9, 2013 

The American Red Cross says it has an urgent need for platelet and blood donors of all blood types. The organization saw far fewer donations than expected in June and the first week of July, a news release said.

Nationwide, donations were down about 10 percent in June, the release said.

“We are counting on generous volunteer blood and platelet donors to step up and give now,” said Steve Stegeman, CEO of the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Blood Services Region, in the release. “Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for these patients in need.”

For more information or to make a donation appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

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