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Austin Peay State University Health and Human Performance faculty to host Blood Drive

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Blood is desperately needed at Hospitals across Tennessee. Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee called on the state’s residents to help end the blood bank shortage, and even the American Cancer Society is pleading for people to donate because, according to that organization, “blood transfusions save millions of lives in the United States every year.”

A blood drive will take place at Austin Peay State University September 23rd-24th. (APSU)

A blood drive will take place at Austin Peay State University September 23rd-24th. (APSU)

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American Red Cross faces Severe Blood Shortage, issues immediate call for Blood, Platelet Donations

 

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American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening this winter. 

During September and October, the Red Cross collected over 21,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than what hospitals needed.

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Red Cross announces Emergency Blood Shortage, issues urgent call for Blood Donors

 

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Blood supply dwindles after donations lagged during Fourth of July holiday week

American Red CrossNashville, TN -An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives.

The Red Cross escalated its call for blood and platelet donors after a difficult Independence Day week for donations. More than 550 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community groups last week than during a typical week as individuals across the country celebrated the holiday and enjoyed summer activities.

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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