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Red Cross Seeks to Boost Blood Supply and Donor Population

Missouri-Illinois

October 1, 2012
 

 

 

The American Red Cross reminds eligible donors that the need for blood is constant and the blood supply must be regularly replenished. By making an appointment to donate blood, dedicated donors can help the Red Cross meet the needs of patients — locally and across the nation.

Those looking for another way to increase the lifesaving impact of blood donation can become an advocate by encouraging friends and family to become dedicated blood donors, too. Just 3 percent of the U.S. population gives blood, and one of the top reasons people say they haven’t given blood is because no one asked them to.

Help the Red Cross increase the number of blood donors and maintain a stable blood supply for patients in need by making an appointment to donate and encouraging others to give.