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Blood drive today; hurricane causes shortages

Published: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 1:46 a.m. CDT

FULTON – A Red Cross blood drive to help alleviate shortages brought about by Hurricane Sandy will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Fulton High School, 1207 12th St.

About 300 blood drives in 14 East Coast states were canceled because of the hurricane, resulting in a shortfall of about 9,000 units of blood and platelets.

Go to redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767 for more information.

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