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Blood shortage
  • Published
    June 28, 2021

    Red Cross faces high blood shortage as nation heads into holiday week

    PORTLAND — The American Red Cross continues to experience a blood shortage that is negatively affecting blood product availability across America. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to make to give now and ensure hospital shelves are stocked with blood products over the Fourth of July holiday and beyond.

  • Published
    February 4, 2016

    Young woman needs transplant due to rare blood, bone marrow disease

    Many people assume when they read in the news that there is an emergency blood shortage that only those in car crashes and other traumatic accidents are affected, but a number of those suffering from illnesses affecting the blood are depending on those donations. Cheta Siletti, 21, of Owls Head, is one of those people. Cheta (pronounced "chay-tuh") has been studying molecular biology at Boston University and ...

  • Published
    February 1, 2016

    Red Cross has emergency need for blood, platelet donations

    The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood donation appointments can be scheduled using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-733-...

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