Red Cross Urg­ing Lo­cal Blood Donors To Give

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Only about three per­cent of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion do­nates blood, yet ev­ery two sec­onds, some­one needs it. Right now, there is an ur­gent need for all types of blood. Over the past few years, the num­ber of new blood donors has de­clined each year. That’s what this sum­mer’s Miss­ing Types move­ment through the Amer­i­can Red Cross is all about – get­ting donors to re­turn, and inspiring new donors to help.

Some­times we don’t re­al­ize how im­por­tant cer­tain let­ters are un­til they’re gone. A, B and O are the main blood groups, and when not enough peo­ple do­nate blood, hospi­tal shelves may be empty when a crit­i­cal pa­tient ar­rives. Please sign up to­day to do­nate soon.

You are the #Miss­ingType pa­tients need. Sched­ule your blood do­na­tion ap- point­ment to­day.

Up­com­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to give blood in the re­gion in­clude: In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy-Modesto, 5737 Stod­dard Road, Modesto, Tues­day, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Three Ami­gos, 301 Mitchell Road, Modesto, Fri­day, June 29 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and daily op­por­tu­ni­ties at the Modesto Blood Do­na­tion Cen­ter, 1900 W. Orange­burg Ave., Modesto.

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