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Karen Robinson volunteered for the American Red Cross in high school because she was ineligible to donate blood, but this week the Chandler mom was proud to give blood to support her daughter’s friend, who has been affected by the summer shortage. (Amanda Slee/Cronkite News)

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Blood draw: American Red Cross issues urgent call for help during shortage
2 upcoming opportunities to give blood in Prescott Valley set for July 29, Aug. 12

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for help to address a shortage of blood across the country. The organization, which generally keeps a five day supply of all blood types on hand, has less than a three-day supply of types A and B blood and less than a two-day supply of type O.

By AMANDA SLEE, Cronkite News July 11, 2019
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