Red Cross experiencing severe shortage

November 14, 2018

NORFOLK - The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for all eligible donors of all blood types as they’re experiencing a severe blood shortage.

Communications Manager Samantha Pollard says during September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed.

Pollard says nationally hurricanes Michael and Florence played a role in that number.

She says the need is especially critical for type O blood donors as that is the most in demand blood type.

Nebraskans wanting to donate should visit RedCrossBlood.org.

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