The Times Herald (Norristown, PA)

Red Cross appeals for blood donations

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The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds in another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong. The Red Cross is urging healthy individual­s to make an appointmen­t to give blood or platelets this month.

Make your appointmen­t to give blood, platelets or plasma with the Red Cross by downloadin­g the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBl­ood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

The Red Cross is testing blood,

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