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Red Cross in urgent need of blood donors

The American Red Cross says it is currently experiencing an urgent need for blood donations, especially A positive donors.

The organization listed three locations where individuals can donate:

They are: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Union Road Blood Donation Center, 3601 Union Road,Cheektowaga; and Mid City Plaza Blood Donation Center, 301 Meadow Drive,Suite #81, North Tonawanda. A blood drive also will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10 at Dunkin Donuts, 2200 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda.

The Red Cross recommends donors drink plenty of fluids on the day of their donation, wear comfortable clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow, and bring a list of any prescription or over-the-counter medications that they take. The donation itself only takes about 10 minutes after registration. Call 1-800­-733-2767 for details.

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