The American Red Cross issues "emergency need"

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB)-- The American Red Cross needs your help!

The agency issued an "emergency need" for eligible individuals of all blood types.

Currently, blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.

There were fewer blood donors and blood drives last week due to the fourth of July holiday which the red cross says may have resulted in as many as 17,000 fewer blood donations.

Here are Lifesouth donation locations in the area:

ALACHUA COUNTY

University of Florida (Hub) - Gainesville
University of Florida - Turlington at Century Tower - Gainesville
UF Foundation - Gainesville
University of Florida (Elmore Hall) - Bldg. 464 - Gainesville
VAMC - SW Archer Rd - Gainesville
Gainesville - 13th Street
Gainesville City Hall
Servants of Christ Anglican Church
Royal Park Stadium 16 - Newberry Rd - Gainesville
Best Buy - Archer Rd - Gainesville
Cabana Beach Apartments - SW 51 Terr - Gainesville
Spyglass - SW 62nd Blvd - Gainesville

MARION COUNTY

SSSS Mandal of Ocala - SW 16th Ave - Ocala
Winn-Dixie - Marion Oaks Blvd - Ocala
CFCC - SW College Rd - Ocala
Publix - SE Maricamp Rd - Ocala
Deerwood Village - SE 18th Ave - Ocala
Campus USA Credit Union
Publix at Grand Oaks - SW 42nd St. - Ocala
Sams Club - SW College Rd - Ocala
Goodwill Industries - SW 27th Ave - Ocala
Walgreens - SE Abshier Blvd - Belleview
Stone Creek - SW 80th Ave - Ocala
The Club at Ocala Preserve - NW 55th Ave - Ocala