American Red Cross http://kmuw.org en Summertime Leaves Red Cross In Urgent Need For Donors http://kmuw.org/post/summertime-leaves-red-cross-urgent-need-donors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal to help boost the blood supply following the Independence Day Holiday.</span></p><p>Blood and platelet donations often decline when schools are out of session and regular donors are on vacation.<br><br>Donors of all blood types are needed and those with O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give. There’s a critical need for platelet donors as well.<br><br>Donor Leslee Freund knows all too well about the importance of giving blood.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:41:13 +0000 Carla Eckels 20598 at http://kmuw.org Summertime Leaves Red Cross In Urgent Need For Donors