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circa 1942: The Red Cross supplying blood plasma to a US Navy officer. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

It’s always a good idea if you can donate blood to the Red Cross but especially now…just in case.

Red Cross urging 'healthy, eligible individuals' to donate blood amid coronavirus concerns

"We're asking the American people to help keep the blood supply stable during this challenging time." The American Red Cross is urging "healthy, eligible individuals" to donate blood or platelets to boost the country's supply amid rising coronavirus concerns. The request comes as cold and flu season has presented its own challenges for the U.S.