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Red Cross issues emergency request for blood, platelet donations

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Red Cross has issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donations.

The donations will help replenish the extremely low blood supply, according to the Red Cross.

“Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which is why we are making this emergency request for donations,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services. “Donations are urgently needed now to meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks. If you’ve thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It’s the blood donations on the shelves that help save lives when an emergency occurs.”

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