Blood shortage in New York area

August 3, 2008 1:28:33 PM PDT
An emergency appeal for blood donations because there's a serious shortage in the New York area. The New York blood center risks falling into a danger zone. That is below a three-day supply.

An official with the blood center says high gas prices make donors hesitant to drive to donation sites and high temperatures cut donations at facilities without air conditioning, such as some churches.

If you want to donate or schedule a blood drive for your group, go to www.nybloodcenter.org, or call 1-800-933-2566. ----
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