Red Cross: urgent call for blood donors; supplies extremely low

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Red Cross asks for blood donors; numbers extremely low. Registered Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on July 5, 2017. (WPVI)

Blood donations are often low during the summer months, but right now, the numbers are extremely low, and the Red Cross is asking for donations.

Over the past few months, donations were behind by about 61,000.

The Red Cross is urging new donors or those who haven't donated in a while to come in, roll up your sleeve and help save a life.

There are fewer blood drives during the summer, and many regulars delay donations due to vacations and travel.

The Penn-Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Services Regions must collect approximately 1,000 units of blood and platelets every day to meet patient and hospital demand.

You can make an appointment to donate, using the free Blood Donor app, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

The Red Cross has scheduled more than 25,000 additional appointment slots at donation centers, as well as additional blood drives during July.

American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers

Philadelphia Donor Center


700 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia

Monday - Wednesday: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Thursday - Sunday: 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Northeast Philadelphia Donor Center

1401 Rhawn St., Philadelphia

Monday - Thursday: 11:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

Friday - Sunday: 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (whole blood & platelet pheresis)

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Philadelphia Blood Drives

7/6/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Andorra Library, 705 E. Cathedral Road

7/7/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARIA Health, Torresdale Campus, Mansion House, 10800 Knights Road

7/7/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Wright Saunders Building, 3900 Market St.

7/7/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 6301 Lancaster Ave.

7/8/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Ave.

7/8/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Trinity Memorial Church, 2212 Spruce St.

7/9/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., WMGK Rock N' Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive at The Fillmore-Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.

7/10/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., ARIA Health Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave.

7/10/2017: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Temple Hospital Episcopal Campus, Tower 4, 100 E. Lehigh Ave.

7/11/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania, 2221 Chestnut St.

7/12/2017: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 3252 Chesterfield Road

7/14/2017: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Einstein Medical Center, Braemer Building, 5501 Old York Road

7/14/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 3 Falls Center, 3300 Henry Ave.

7/15/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Red Cross House, 4000 Powelton Ave.

7/16/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St.

7/17/2017: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Resources for Human Development, 4700 Wissahickon Ave.

7/18/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., American College of Physicians, 190 N. Independence Mall W.

7/19/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, 900 E. Howell St.

7/20/2017: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Academy House, 1420 Locust St.

7/21/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Jeanes Hospital, Friends Hall Physician Building, 7600 Central Ave.

7/24/2017: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Philadelphia University, Kanbar Student Center, 4201 Henry Ave.

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