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American Red Cross in need for blood donations

The American Red Cross is calling on everyone to please donate blood.

(WTHR) — The American Red Cross is calling on everyone to please donate blood.

The organization says the holiday season was hard. About 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations were collected.

And with the cold weather and colds going around, donations typically drop in January.

The blood type in the highest demand right now is type "O."

Click here if you want to set up an appointment to donate or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

You can also download the free Red Cross blood donor app.