Red Cross issues emergency call for blood donations on Ask the Authority

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Every Thursday, GMU asks for you. You submit questions for our local authorities, and we ask them! Right now, the Red Cross is facing a massive blood shortage. It’s prompting an emergency call for all blood types. Sheri Van Bibber, with the Utah Red Cross, joined Brian Carlson, to talk about this emergency call.

Here are the top 4 questions you had for the Red Cross:

  1. What is causing the blood shortage?
  2. How much blood is needed?
  3. How can people help?
  4. For people not familiar, what happens when you give blood?

If you’d like to submit questions for any of our local authorities, email us at

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