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Blood Donors Needed In Connecticut

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American Red Cross officials say there is less than a three-day supply of Type O blood available for patient emergencies and medical treatments. They describe the problem as a “critical shortage.”

Both O positive and O negative are the most in-demand blood types.

The Red Cross says the escalating flu virus prevents some donors from giving. Weather conditions have also canceled many blood drives. 

They’re urging donors of all blood types to find a local blood drive or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.