Red Cross urges donors to give, citing critically low supply

GREENFIELD — The Red Cross is urging blood and platelet donors to give now.

A critical blood shortage remains despite a strong response to a call for blood and platelets in early July, according to a news release.

The Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand, a news release stated.

To schedule an appointment to donate, visit or call 1-800-733-27677.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or