Red Cross Appeals For Blood Donors

(Bloomington, IL) — It’s a regular holiday occurrence, though not a happy tradition — a shortage of blood available for transfusions and emergency surgeries. The American Red Cross is reminding the public that blood donations decline during the holidays as people busy themselves with other activities. That can lead to shortages, and there’s a need now for certain blood types like O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative. The Red Cross is urging people to find a local blood drive or blood-donation facility.