NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1968
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(Studio) Blood shortage in hospitals noted. Blamed on Hong Kong flu. New York City blood bank declared emergency on Christmas Eve. Film shown. Volunteers respond to plea. [Dr. Julian SCHORR - assesses situation.] Blood shortage in Chicago even worse.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Chicago, Illinois) Bad weather cuts number of donors. Situation described. Flu, colds rule out many donors. Film shown. Red Cross calls situation dangerous. [Red Cross representative Robert GADDIS - assesses situation.] Reporter interviews Gaddis. [GADDIS - responds.]
REPORTER: John Dancy
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