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Join 1340 WJOL and the American Red Cross for the Illinois River Valley annual Blood Drive on Route 66 on July 24th !

The drive will take place on July 24 th from 1 PM to 7 PM at the Rialto Theatre in Downtown Joliet.

The American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care.

Red Cross now has less than a three-day supply of most blood types available – and less than a two-day supply of type O blood – for patients. At least a five-day supply is desired.

To register to donate blood, go to www.RedCrossBlood.org.

Rialto Square Theatre located at 102 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432

Following a difficult Fourth of July week for blood donations and ongoing challenges finding new blood donors, the American Red Cross now faces a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for eligible individuals of all blood types to give now and prevent delays in medical care. About 450 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community groups last week than during a typical week as people across the country celebrated the holiday with activities and travel. This led to about 17,000 fewer blood donations than needed for patients in a single week, causing the Red Cross to now have less than a three-day supply of most blood types available – and less than a two-day supply of type O blood – for patients. At least a five-day supply is desired. “Medical emergencies and critical treatments don’t stop for holiday celebrations. Patients depend on lifesaving blood transfusions every day,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president,

Missing Types sees encouraging response, but all donors needed now


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