The American Red Cross in need of blood donations



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The American Red Cross is  in desperate need of platelet and blood donations.

The organization issued an emergency request for donations because they were down about 10 percent in June, resulting in about 50,000 fewer donations than expected.

The organization usually sees downturns in donations during the summer.

Eligible donors, especially with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are needed.