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Red Cross actively looking for donors

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The Red Cross is looking for blood donations, asking for any help they can get.

Donations are in large demand this summer, and there is a bigger need this year than there has been compared to years past.

According to the Red Cross, only 38 percent of people in the world are eligible to donate blood.

“Statistically in their lifetime, everyone or one of their loved ones will need blood products,” said Patty McCollum of the American Red Cross. “You stop and you think about ‘well, what if the blood wasn’t there?’ That kinds of gives you an idea of just how important it is and how much it means to recipients and their loved ones too.”

The blood drives are scheduled for next week in Coquille and Reedsport.

For more information, visit redcross.org.

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