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Red Cross facing blood shortage in D.C. area

The Red Cross is putting out a call for people to roll their sleeves up and donate blood.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 10:14am EDT

Tags: Red Cross, blood drive, Kathy Stewart, blood

Hepatitis C: A killer few know much about

It is a virus that kills more people each year than AIDS, and yet most know little about it: Hepatitis C.

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 02:16am EDT

Tags: hepatitis C, blood, paula wolfson

Need for blood donations rises in summer

Summer is a rough time for blood donations, says the American Red Cross's Steve Mavika, because people are on vacation and there aren't any school-based blood drives going on.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: blood, Steve Mavika, American Red Cross

Intense summer weather creates blood shortage

The hot, steamy, stormy weather is leading to the worst blood shortage in 15 years.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 01:46pm EDT

Tags: blood, darci marchese, Red Cross, donation, weather