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Platelet shortage in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - There's a shortage of platelets at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.  Officials at the university's DeGowin Blood Center say a lack of donations has caused the shortage. Officials say a high number of patients likely also has contributed to the lack of platelets.  They say anyone interested in donating platelets should contact the blood center. Prospective donors must have been healthy for five days before they can donate.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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