Blood Drive at FAAR on Monday, 7/15

The Red Cross has issued the below emergency appeal for blood due to a recent shortage.  Want to help?  Come give blood at FAAR on Monday, July 15!  The Bloodmobile will be conveniently parked in the FAAR parking lot all day and there are plenty of appointments left.  Visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment today. 

Red Cross issues an emergency appeal for donations on Tuesday, 7/9

The American Red Cross is currently experiencing blood and platelet donation levels that are much lower than expectations. The trend is significant enough that the Red Cross is issuing an emergency request for donors with all blood types to make an appointment to give soon, especially O negative, A negative and B negative and platelet donors. Below are key messages to use when talking with donors and coordinators about this appeal:

· Thank you for donating today. We are sorry if you had to wait longer than normal to donate, but we truly appreciate your lifesaving gift to ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients this summer.

· Donations through the Red Cross were down approximately10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected, leading to an emergency request for donors of all blood types to donate now.

· All blood types are needed especially O negative, A negative and B negative and platelet donors.

· The American Red Cross urges donors to make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by going online at redcrossblood.org.

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