Red Cross facing blood shortage after lack of donations

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The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call Wednesday. (WLS)

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for donations Wednesday.

The Red Cross has had about 60,000 fewer donations than needed over the past two months.

American Red Cross CEO Celena Roldan joined ABC7 to talk about the blood shortage.

For more information on the American Red Cross or to schedule an appointment to donate, use the Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Below are a number of blood donation opportunities in the Chicago area from July 5-25.

Cook County

Arlington Heights
7/24/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 544 West Northwest Highway

Brookfield
8/2/2017: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Brookfield Zoo Discovery Center, 3300 Golf Road

Chicago
7/10/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Franklin Side
7/17/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., CBRE, Boeing Building, 100 North Riverside Plaza, Office of the Building
7/17/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Loyola University - Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson
7/18/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 E. Chicago Ave.
7/19/2017: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Avenue
7/23/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., RCP Blood Drive, Rauner College Prep, 1337 W Ohio Street
7/24/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Rush University Medical Center, 1650 West Harrison Street
7/27/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio Street
8/1/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 300 North LaSalle, 300 North LaSalle
8/3/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., One North Franklin, One North Franklin

Chicago Ridge
7/18/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Chicago Ridge Mall, 444 Chicago Ridge Mall

Maywood
7/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Loyola University Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave, Loyola Center for Fitness
7/20/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Loyola University Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave, Loyola Center for Fitness
8/1/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Loyola University Center for Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave, Loyola Center for Fitness

Niles
7/27/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Generations at Regency, 6631 N. Milwaukee Ave

Sauk Village
7/9/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 22400 S. Torrence

Tinley Park
8/4/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chicago Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 17, 18520 Spring Creek

Winnetka
7/31/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue

DuPage County

Downers Grove
8/3/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Axion, 2651 Warrenville Road, Suite 200

Wheaton
7/22/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cantigny Park, 1 S 151 Winfield Road

Iroquois County

Cissna Park
7/12/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Legion, 124 South Second Street

Gilman
7/6/2017: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran, 116 N. Thomas

Watseka
7/5/2017: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 301 S.Fourth
7/28/2017: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Heritage Woods of Watseka, 577 E Martin Ave

Kankakee County

Aroma Park
7/22/2017: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 3rd and Division

Bourbonnais
7/6/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
7/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Northfield Square Mall, 1600 N. St. Rt. 50
7/13/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
7/20/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
7/27/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive
8/3/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kankakee Blood Donation Center, 20 Heritage Drive

Bradley
7/10/2017: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Moose Lodge, 730 N Kinzie Ave

Herscher
7/25/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 225 E. Third
8/3/2017: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Herscher Christian Church, 30 Tobey Drive

Kankakee
7/21/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Kankakee County Courthouse, 450 E. Court St.

Lake County

Round Lake
7/18/2017: 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Rd

Vernon Hills
7/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Vernon Hills Incredible Technologies, 200 Corporate Woods Parkway

Will County

Joliet
7/3/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive
7/26/2017: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., Rialto Square Theatre, 15 E. Van Buren Street

Wilmington
8/2/2017: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wilmington High School, 209 Wildcat Court

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