Local Red Cross Needs Blood Donations

(Cleveland) - The local chapter of the American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donations.  The local chapter says it is critically low on supplies of Type-O negative, Type-B negative and Type-A negative. 

Type-O is the universal blood type which is always in high demand by local hospitals.  Christy Peters with the local Red Cross chapter says they serve more than fifty hospitals in a 19 county area.  

She says they need donations of five hundred pints of blood daily to meet the needs of those hospitals. 

To find a blood drive near you, you can log on to Redcrossblood.org or you may call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

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