American Red Cross Say Blood Supply Is At Lowest In 15 Years

Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 8:33 am

The American Red Cross says its blood supply is at its lowest in 15 years.

While summer is normally a slow time for blood donations, this year has been especially tough. The Red Cross says severe weather and power outages have canceled many blood drives. Regular donors have also stayed home because of the excessive heat.

Last month, the organization announced an urgent push to get more Minnesotans to donate blood after its supply reached dangerously low levels.

The blood supply is so low, hospitals might cancel elective surgeries.

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