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Red Cross issues call for donors


Approximately 100 blood drives have been cancelled in 11 states, resulting in a shortfall of more than 3,200 blood and platelet donations. The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors in this area to make an appointment to give blood. Upcoming area blood drives include: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union. Call (316) 303-6067 to make an appointment; 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hays High School. Call (785) 623-2600 to make an appointment; and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ellis High School. Call (800) 733-2767 to make an appointment.