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Red Cross in need of blood, platelet donations

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ST. LOUIS ( – The Red Cross is requesting blood and platelet donations because a “critical blood shortage remains,” the company said in a press release Monday.

Earlier in the month, the Red Cross issued an emergency request for donations. Even though thousands from across the country responded, they are still in need to eligible donors to ensure they have enough supply available throughout the summer to meet patient needs.

“The Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now and help save patient lives,” said Joe Zydlo, External Communications Manager of the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region. “We are grateful for those who have already stepped up this summer to give and want to remind those who are eligible that hospital patients are still counting on them to roll up a sleeve.”

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