Red Cross experiencing shortage of blood after 4th of July weekend

Published: Jul. 9, 2019 at 7:23 AM CDT
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A spokesperson for the American Red Cross says the organization is experiencing a blood shortage following the 4th of July holiday weekend.

External Communications Manager Tiffany Taylor said the Red Cross has only a three-day supply of most blood types. She said a lack of donation events in early July exacerbated the shortage, after a slow donation month in June.

Anyone interested in donating blood can use the

service on the Red Cross website. You can make appointments to donate blood on the same website.

Hosts in the Bowling Green area will be conducting a few blood drives within the next few weeks, including a series of three at the Holiday Inn University Plaza & Sloan Convention Center on July 12th, 19th, and 26th.

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