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Aug. 23, 2012ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Fluker

Blood Shortage

Community Blood Center in St. Joseph is calling for blood donations in a summer with a shortage of both rain and donations.

Senior Donor Recruitment Representative, Carol Meyers says this is a challenging time as many donors are vacationing or out of school but with the extreme heat, the need is up. All blood types are needed, especially O negative, O positive, and A positive. Starting today and running through the end of the month is the Sizzling Summer Blood Drive, which will have prizes for donors. Meyers says the drive is a way for donors to feel appreciated.

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A Blood Drive will be held today until 6pm, at the United Methodist Church in Chillicothe For more information on that blood drive, or how you can help in the future, you can call Meyers at 816 351 1128 or visit