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At left, Judy Marshall, Malaga, watches Patti Quinn, with the American Red Cross check blood samples during a blood drive at King's Orchard Church of Christ in Wenatchee on Aug. 31, 2021. The Red Cross is ramping up for a slew of blood drives in Wenatchee amidst a national blood shortage. 

WENATCHEE — The Red Cross is holding blood drives in Douglas and Chelan counties in November.

The Red Cross declared an emergency need for donors last month.

“The current blood supply is the lowest the Red Cross has seen this time of year in more than a decade,” the non-profit said in a press release.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Those who donate Nov. 1-23 will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

Individuals who give blood Nov. 1-12 will be entered to win a trip for two to Hawaii.

Sydnee Gonzalez: (509) 661-5216

gonzalez@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @sydnee_gonzalez

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