News Maker Lisa Wilt on the Red Cross blood shortage

The American Red Cross is reporting a 20 percent drop in the blood supply.

We spoke to American Red Cross Account Manager II Lisa Wilt in our latest news maker segment.

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Lisa tells us that the 20 percent drop is typical for this time of year.

She also tells how we can help in the situation.

Lisa also gives us some insight on donating blood.

Click here for Lisa’s interview.

If you can make an appointment to donate blood at redcrossblood.org using your zip code to give at a time that is convenient for you at a location near you.

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Annual Route 11 yard crawl begins Saturday 8/13 officially

The 17th annual 43 mile long yard sale yard crawl will begin officially Sat. Aug. 13.

Some sporadic setups have been known to start as early as the Friday before along Route 11.

The yard sale yard crawl starts in New Market stretching all the way north to Stephens City.

The annual event has been known to attract people from all over the United States and has grown to include specials from brick and mortar vendors in several of the cities and towns along the route.

More importantly this, for motorist, means extreme caution needs to be taken when traveling Route 11 in that stretch.

The travel will be slow and people can be known to cross Route 11 in many unexpected locations.

Cars have been known to move exceptionally slow and stopping suddenly and indiscriminately along the route.

Caution is advised while traveling on Route 11 Saturday officially or if you are not into yard sales avoiding  the road all together on August 13 if you can.

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WPD receive trauma kits from WMC

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Because Law Enforcement are often the first on any scene needing to secure it before Emergency Personnel can even enter the area medical kits have been requested and received.

Often Law Enforcement need to provide life saving measures before Emergency Medical Services can even arrive.

It is vital that those Officers have the equipment and training to provide those measures.

According to Winchester City’s website this is why the Winchester Trauma Leadership have requested and received $10,000 worth of equipment.

The request included 45 kits of medical grade trauma management products.

The kits are provided by the Winchester Medical Center (WCM) Foundation and will be regularly updated and swapped out for hospital use before they expire.

These kits include all the items necessary for Officers to begin lifesaving measures immediately.

Training of Law Enforcement personnel will be provided by Winchester Fire and Rescue Personnel.

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River Report: 8-12-22

In this edition of the Shenandoah River Report, Mark Frondorf has more on algal mats on the North Fork and bacteria levels in the Shenandoah. Brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors, where Don Roberts can help you plan your Shenandoah River adventure! Visit them at https://frontroyaloutdoors.com