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Swiss Red Cross cuts blood supply to broke Greece

BERLIN — The Swiss Red Cross is slashing its supply of donor blood to Greece because the financially stricken country has failed to pay its bills on time, the head of the group’s transfusion service said.

Rudolf Schwabe confirmed Tuesday that Swiss media reports that Greece had run up debts of several million Swiss francs in the past. Although those debts have since been repaid, the nonprofit has decided to halve its blood shipments to Greece in the coming years in order to limit its financial risk, he said.

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