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Red Cross running low on blood, asking for donations

The American Red Cross says it needs blood donations as soon as possible to prevent a future crisis.

The agency just reported their collections are down eight percent over the last 11 weeks. That equals about eighty-thousand donations.

Summer is often the hardest time because there are fewer volunteers available.

At the moment, officials need the universal type O negative, B negative and A negative. But there are still chances to help. Listed below are the opportunities to give blood in the next week in Mid-Missouri.

Audrain County:
July 28 from 12 – 4:30 p.m. at Church of God Holiness, 1205 West Boulevard in Mexico

Boone County:
July 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Quarterdeck Corporation, 2401 Lemone Industrial Drive in Columbia
July 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Building, 600 E. Broadway in Columbia
July 26 from 12 – 3 p.m. at Columbia Mall, 2300 Bernadette Dr in Columbia
July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MFA INC, 201 Ray Young Drive in Columbia
July 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, 1 Hospital Drive in Columbia

Callaway County:
July 30 from 12 – 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 6 East 7th St. in Fulton

Jefferson City:
July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Missouri Department of Conservation, 2901 W. Truman Blvd. in Jefferson Cty
July 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Capital Mall, 3600 Country Club Drive in Jefferson City

Lincoln County:
July 25 from 2 – 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 5th and Elm St. in Old Monroe
July 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harvester Christian Church, 43 Front St. in Troy

Maries County:
July 29 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Belle – Bland Community Center, 102 Highway 28 in Belle

Montgomery County:
July 29 from 2 – 6 p.m. at Montgomery County Democrats, 111 1st St. in Jonesburg

Randolph County:
July 28 from 1 – 6 p.m. at North Park Baptist Church, 401 Franklin Ave. in Moberly

Saline County:
July 31 from 12 – 4 p.m. at MO Dept. of Transportation, 1595 W. Arrow St. in Marshall

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