Citing a shortfall of donations over the holidays, the American Red Cross put out an emergency call for blood donors in the D.C. area. See where you can donate.
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“It’s a critical situation this summer,” said Regina Bratton with the Red Cross about the need for more blood donations in the D.C. area.
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Blood supplies typically run a bit low this time of year thanks to the holidays and cold temperatures. But the historic storm that blanketed the D.C. region forced blood donation centers to close their doors for days at a time, and blood drives to be put on hold.
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