Dire need for blood donations in Westchester due to 'national blood emergency'

NEW ROCHELLE, New York (WABC) -- New Rochelle police and firefighters are urging people to come out and donate blood on Monday in Westchester County.

A blood drive is being held at the American Legion Post 8 on 112 North Avenue starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.

The Red Cross says it is experiencing a national blood emergency and it is having trouble providing hospitals with the amount of blood they need

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