The American Red Cross is putting out an emergency call for donors, as Hurricane Matthew caused a chain of events that has led to a shortage of platelets that needs to be addressed immediately.   Joe Zydlo, spokesman for the American Red Cross, tells The Big Z he's hoping the public will respond as they have in the past, and come to the aid of those in need.

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There are platelet donation availabilities several times over the next week, including daily opportunities at the Red Cross Donation Center in Fairview Heights.  You can find a list of area drives by clicking here:

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