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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Red Cross offers chance at free gas for August donations

Blood donors needed to help prevent a seasonal shortage


August 4, 2022

PULLMAN – A decline in blood donations this summer has the American Red Cross offering would be donors a chance to win a $6,000 gas card.

All donors from Aug. 1-31 are receive an entry into the giveway.

The Red Cross blood supply has shrunk nearly 20% in recent weeks due to a decline in donations, officials said. It will continue to decline if donations do not increase.

Type O negative blood donors are especially needed, according to a press release on July 27.

“This is a concerning trend that may soon make it tougher to keep blood products stocked on hospital shelves,” said Paul Sull...

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