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American Red Cross Needs Blood Donations

Local blood drives are coming up. The blood supply is at a 15-year low.

The American Red Cross is facing its lowest blood supply in 15 years, according to USA Today

Red Cross officials said despite blood donations usually being slow in the summer due to vacations and schools being closed, this summer is especially low. Several factors may have detered donations in July including severe storms, extreme heat and July 4 falling in the middle of the week, resulting in extended vacations. 

USA Today is reporting some elective surgeries may have to be canceled if the blood supply does not increase. 

You can help, by donating at one of these blood drives

Monday, Aug. 6 
Springfield United Methodist Church
7047 Old Keene Mill Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
2:30-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14
American Legion Post 176
6520 Amherst Ave
Springfield, VA 22150 
1:30-7:15 p.m.  

Thursday, Sept. 6
Calibre
6354 Walker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22310 
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.  

You can make appointments for these drives by clicking here

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