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Donors needed to replenish blood supplies

Bloodworks Northwest issues urgent appeal for people to donate after inventories dip sharply

 

Last updated 7/13/2020 at 11:50am

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Bloodworks Northwest is issuing a call for blood donors.

Bloodworks Northwest is bracing for a severe summer blood shortage that could limit local trauma centers access to blood, so they're ramping up their appeal for blood donations of all blood types.

Anyone who donates through July 11 will receive a $20 grocery gift card for stocking the shelves for local patients.

"Summer is always a challenging time for blood collection and now with the pandemic reducing donations, the supply is already at the point where inventories of the most-needed blood types are fast approaching critical and emergency levels – meaning a severe blood shortage is ahe...



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