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Red Cross in Dire Need of Platelet Donations

10/18/2016 (Permalink)

Community Red Cross in Dire Need of Platelet Donations The American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)

In the wake of all the natural disasters that have occurred in the Unites States, The American Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible donors to make an appointment now to give platelets to ensure critical patient needs are met. Platelets, the clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment , must be transfused within five days of donation and, therefore, are always in great demand. Seasonal colds and flu are currently preventing many regular donors from giving, and the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew has disrupted donations in many locations in the Southeast. More than 95 blood drives have been forced to cancel resulting in nearly 3,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. While there is an emergency need for platelets, donors can also help by giving blood as there is an urgent need for all types. For more information and to schedule an appointment, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.redcrossblood.org/giveplatelets, or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) 

Thank You American Red Cross for supplying the above request and information.

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