Tucson blood shortage

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There's a blood shortage in Tucson right now.

The American Red Cross on Broadway is nearly empty with fewer than 10 donors Monday.

During the summer months it's hard to get donors to come in with vacations and busy schedules.

"The need across the nation is critical right now, the reason being that the red cross responded to about 40 different disasters across the nation in just a three month time period.  There were floods, tornadoes, wildfires, all those things combined caused our blood donations to go down," said Communication Manager for the American Red Cross Debra Deininger.

The Red Cross is even calling people who've donated before to see if they will provide again.