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American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood or platelets as soon as they are able in order to make up for the loss. All blood types are needed, especially type O positive, O negative, A negative or B negative blood.
Blood donors are required to bring their driver's license or two other forms of identification with them, high school students or individuals who are 17-years-old must meet certain weight, height and health requirements if they want to donate blood.
Blood donations are essential since around 44,000 blood donations are required each day to provide help to accident victims, cancer patients and children with