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Blood Donations Dipping as Need Increases


Summer is when blood donations are needed most, but it’s also the time when the fewest donations are received. Michael Tedesco with the Red Cross says this is concerning.

“We are concerned at present though because, over the last several weeks, the trend has been that we’re pushing out more blood to hospitals than we have coming in,” Tedesco said on FLX Morning. “So, that’s not something, obviously, that’s sustainable over a long period of time.”

As an incentive to donate, those giving blood by August 12th will be entered for a three-night vacation in New York City complete with a shark diving adventure.

A list of upcoming area blood drives can be found on the Red Cross’ website.

FLX MORNING PODCAST – Michael Tedesco, Red Cross


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