Red Cross launches emergency appeal for blood, platelet donors

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The American Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal for blood and platelet donors in the Nashville area.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 the blood supply across the Tennessee Valley blood services region is extremely low this time of year.

On Friday, area law enforcement will challenge each other and the community in the “Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.”

The event will be held at LP Field. T-shirts and food coupons will be given out at the event.

According to the Red Cross, the blood supply is so low all blood types are needed.

Anyone who wants to donate, can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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