Red Cross holds drive in Chicago after blood shortage

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets after blood donations have fallen short.

A blood drive is scheduled for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Red Cross regional headquarters at 2200 W. Harrison St., Chicago.

Donations dropped due to people going on summer vacation and not donating.

To schedule an appointment to donate, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.
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