National blood crisis looms

National blood crisis looms

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Saying it is the worst blood shortage they’ve seen in over a decade, the American Red Cross says there is a national blood crisis. There has recently been less than a one-day supply of critical blood types and the Red Cross has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals, and at times, as much as one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met.

Red Cross spokesman Joe Zydlo says it’s a dire situation.

Anyone that donates before January 31 will be eligible for a chance to experience the Super Bowl live. You can donate at any of a number of blood drives coming up this month. You can find out where to give blood at www.redcrossblood.org

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Downtown Blues

Downtown Blues

The Granada Theatre presents Downtown Blues featuring The Ivas John Band. Devin Williams from Springfield, Illinois will open and local favorite Eastwood Frisch will return to the Granada stage!

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