Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Red Cross is asking for people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. Bob Redell reports on the reason for the urgent call. (Published Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014)

    Facing a looming blood shortage, the American Red Cross is asking for people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.

    The Red Cross says it urgently needs donors to help prevent an emergency shortage of blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

    “Platelet donors and blood donors of all types, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative, are encouraged to give now,” Red Cross spokesperson Sara O'Brien said in a statement. “Summer can be among the most challenging times of the year to collect enough blood and platelet donations – yet the need for blood doesn’t take a summer break.”

    Blood Donation Opportunities for July 22, 2014
    Donor Center Hours Tues. 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Oakland Donor Center
    6230 Claremont Ave,
    Oakland, CA 94618

    San Jose Donor Center
    2731 N First St.
    San Jose, CA 95134

    Pleasanton Donor Center
    5556-B Springdale Ave.
    Pleasanton, CA 94588

    Newark Donor Center
    39227 Cedar Blvd.
    Newark, CA 94560

    Pleasant Hill Donor Center
    140 Gregory Ln., Suite120
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

     

    How to Donate Blood: Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.