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Red Cross needs additional 10,000 donations weekly through October to alleviate national blood shortage

RENO — The American Red Cross is calling for a minimum of 10,000 additional blood donations nationwide each week over the next month to offset a critical shortage, caused by a combination of a summer-long dip in donations and numerous blood drive cancellations due to natural disasters. Nevadans are urged to donate now to ensure lifesaving blood is available to patients in need.


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