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Red Cross issues immediate call for blood donors

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Posted at 5:26 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 06:27:01-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for donors of all blood types.

On Tuesday, the organization reported there is a critical shortage of type O blood in Middle Tennessee. Right now, there is only a three-day supply.

Type O is the universal blood type.

Some of the reasons contributing to the shortage are sickness sweeping the country and bad weather canceling blood drives.

Click here to see if there is a blood drive near you.