Knoxville American Red Cross asking for blood donations

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knoxville’s American Red Cross is asking for blood donations “to ensure blood remains readily available for patients who still rely on transfusions.”

The organization points out that even during a pandemic other disasters can happen and there is always a need for blood. They add that blood has a shelf life of 42 days so supplies always need to be restocked.

“During a crisis, we see the best of humanity when people step up and help their neighbors,” said Garry Allison, regional donor services executive, Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region. “Supporting the community is at the heart of what we do. During this public health emergency, we’re encouraging individuals who are healthy and well to roll up a sleeve to help ensure patients receive the lifesaving blood they need.”

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