Bad Blood Reaches Red Cross

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 07:23 PM
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Red Cross officials say a mysterious white material, which has turned up in some of central Ohio’s blood, is nothing to be concerned about. Over 14-thousand units of blood have been inspected in central Ohio and out of them only seven units are claimed in carrying white, fibrous, clumpy material. Abby Corder, a donor recruiter of the American Red Cross, says at this point proper precautions are being taken. This isn’t the first time the mystery blood has appeared. In fact, just recently 90-percent of the Tennessee Valleys blood was quarantined. As the investigation continues, the Red Cross urges donors and recipients not to be concerned. Corder says she doesn’t think the abnormal blood poses a big problem, but this week’s winter storm is causing a huge problem. Locally, one hundred and sixty units of blood were collected out of a possible six hundred. The American Red Cross is asking for your donations. Bloodmobiles will be set up this weekend at various locations. If you would like to help please contact them at 740-452-2731.

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