11/25/14 8:00am
11/25/2014 8:00 AM
(Credit: Carrie Miller)

The new Red Cross Blood smartphone application allows users to schedule an appointment for blood donations and also gives donors the ability track their individual donation to see where the blood is being used to help others. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Like many Long Island residents left without power in the days following Hurricane Sandy, Cutchogue resident Syd Dufton was in search of a live outlet and an Internet connection.

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07/23/14 5:00am
07/23/2014 5:00 AM

The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for blood donors, noting the agency could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks if donations don’t increase.

According to an agency release, blood donations have gone down by about 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.  (more…)