7-12-19 american red cross issues plea for blood donors

The American Red Cross Wisconsin Chapter is making an urgent call for  blood donors.  Red Cross spokeswoman Laura McGuire says the American Red Cross there is an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to give now to replenish the blood supply.  McGuire says there is currently less than a three day supply of most blood types. McGuire says the call for donations follows  a difficult July Fourth week for donations when hundreds of fewer blood drives were organized, compounding a shortfall of more than 24,000 blood donations in June.