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Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The American Red Cross issued an urgent call for blood and platelet donors Tuesday.

The organization said donations were down eight percent over the past 11 weeks, which amounts to 80,000 fewer donors than usual.

The Red Cross said such a large drop could lead to a blood shortage in the coming weeks, and it asked for donors of all blood types to step up and donate, though types O negative, B negative, and A negative are especially useful.

To find a blood drive or donation spot, click here.

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