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American Red Cross

Red Cross declares first ever blood shortage; can men who have sex with men donate?

The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Amid this crisis, doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.

How San Diegans can help Hurricane Harvey victims

Mass devastation in Texas as Harvey drenches southeastern part of the state.

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc on the state of Texas, leaving an estimated 30,000 people without homes. Assistance has already left San Diego to help the victims of the storm, but many wonder how they can help.