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    Blood donations are slow during the summer

    Blood banks are drained in the summer months, WDEL reports

    Inventories will often drop as temperatures rise due to people vacationing or enjoying the weather, rather than thinking about donating. 

    The American Red Cross reports that donations drop as much as 10% during the summer months but that there is still a large demand for blood. 

    Christine Serio of the Blood Bank of Delmarva in Newark says, “Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn’t take a vacation, and if they can come in, we’d love to have them come in.”

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