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Aug. 22, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

Blood Shortage

Fortunately there have been few injuries this summer between our region's flooding and severe winds.

But both are being blamed for a severe shortage of blood. Betty Tinker with the Community Blood Center based in St. Joseph says a combination of factors have brought the blood supplies down.

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Blood drives scheduled for the rest of this week include tomorrow at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville from 8 in the morning until 1, Wednesday at the Brookfield Eagle's Lodge from 1 to 6, Wednesday in Braymer at the Baptist Church from 2 to 6, and Thursday's is in the Chillicothe United Methodist Church from noon to 6.