Nationwide Blood Shortage – Donations Needed

Nationwide Blood Shortage – Donations Needed

Blood donations are desperately needed as the American Red Cross has declared a “national blood crisis” and reports experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, causing concern for patient care. According to the Red Cross, “Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments.” The shortage is predominantly due to a decrease in blood drives as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Blood donors of all types are urged to make appointments as soon as possible. COVID vaccination status does not impact whether a person is allowed to donate blood.

To find upcoming blood drives in our area and schedule an appointment, please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org.

Please give if you are able. 💓 Remember, it may be you or a family member who needs the donation some day.

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