Blood shortage nearing emergency levels

Officials with the American Red Cross say the blood supply has reached emergency levels with about 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Donors of all blood types are urged to give as soon as possible, especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative.
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Officials with the American Red Cross say the blood supply has reached emergency levels with about 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. Donors of all blood types are urged to give as soon as possible, especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative.

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