Blood donations needed

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal

UPSTATE — Officials are asking for more blood donors because of a shortage of blood donations this summer.

“It’s been several months now — we’re just seeing historically low donor turnout, and it’s just continuing,” said Katie Smithson, Upstate media coordinator for The Blood Connection (TBC).

Smithson said donor levels typically slow down in the summer because people are traveling, but this

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