Blood shortage brings urgent call for donations from Red Cross

Local News

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) With less than a three-day supply of most blood types available, the American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage.

Now an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now to replenish the blood supply.

The call for donations comes after a difficult July Fourth week for donations when fewer blood drives were organized by volunteer hosts than a typical week.

This compounding a shortfall of more than 24,000 blood donations in June.

Rich Woodruff from the American Red Cross of Utah joined ABC4 and 4pm, explaining the need.

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