American Red Cross needs blood donations in Kentuckiana - WDRB 41 Louisville News

American Red Cross needs blood donations in Kentuckiana

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The American Red Cross is once again appealing for donations.

While thousands rolled up their sleeves to help victims of the Orlando massacre, the need is still great right here in Kentucky, especially during the summer months when donations plummet.

For World Blood Donor Day, Jennifer Adrio, CEO of the Kentucky region, hopes Sunday's attack will be a wake-up call to everyone.

"Blood is needed on the shelves all the time," she said. "When there are emergencies that happen, we have to have it ready to go. We can't just ask people to donate ... It has be processed, has to be ready to go."

To see if you're eligible to donate, click here.

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