Blood donations needed amid coronavirus crisis

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The American Red Cross is asking for healthy individuals to step up to help patients experiencing health crises by donating blood or platelets.

Officials say as COVID-19 continues to affect everyday life, people may not be thinking about blood donation, but blood and platelets are needed daily to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected.

Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on, according to officials.

As a thank you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, all who come to give blood or platelets officials say May 15-31 will receive a special Red Cross “We’re all in this together” T-shirt, by mail, while supplies last. Donors must have a valid email address on file to claim their T-shirts.

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