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Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors after holiday

CHICAGO (AP) – The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for people to donate blood following the Fourth of July holiday.

The Red Cross said in a statement Monday it’s facing an emergency blood shortage because donations lagged during the holiday week.

The organization is seeking donors of all types, especially type O, which is the most in-demand blood type and the one that’s often depleted from hospital supplies in a shortage.

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