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The Red Cross is putting out a call for people to roll their sleeves up and donate blood.
It is a virus that kills more people each year than AIDS, and yet most know little about it: Hepatitis C.
Summer is a rough time for blood donations, says the American Red Cross's Steve Mavika, because people are on vacation and there aren't any school-based blood drives going on.
The hot, steamy, stormy weather is leading to the worst blood shortage in 15 years.
Hi: 89 °F | Lo: 70 °F