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Flu Season Results In Saline Shortage At San Diego Blood Bank

Blood banks nationwide are facing a shortage of saline this flu season, and the problem is now affecting the San Diego Blood Bank.

Lynn Stedd works for the blood bank and said the shortage has been caused by the large number of flu sufferers going to the hospital for dehydration. The clear liquid is used to treat dehydration, and hospitals are given first priority by saline manufactures.