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Donating blood is a simple thing that can make a big difference in the lives of others. Nearly 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders. These patients and countless others rely on blood products for survival.
Sickle Cell patients among those in need of blood
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes anemia, lung and tissue damage, strokes and terrible pain.
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June
The American Red Cross issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.