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American Red Cross hosts 5th annual Lifesaver Blood Drive

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ST. LOUIS -The American Red Cross hosts its 5th annual Lifesaver Blood Drives this weekend.

This year's drives come as the red cross faces a critical blood shortage. Blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

There are eight blood drive locations available Friday, August 2 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Missouri and Illinois.

For a full list of donation, locations visit

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