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American Red Cross calls for donors; blood supply critically low

Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 3:38 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:23 AM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The American Red Cross is calling for blood donors due to the critically low levels of blood supply in the Heartland and across the nation.

The Red Cross is distributing well over the pre-pandemic levels of blood, leaving inventories depleted.

O positive is the most depleted.

Statistically, they said if only 1 percent more of the American population donated blood, the shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.

Southeast Hospital will hold blood drives on Wednesday, June 23, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Friday, July 9, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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