Blood Shortage Continues: Red Cross Needs Donors Now
1,000 Blood Donations Needed Daily To Prevent Further Delays In Patient Care
Last updated 7/21/2021 at 10:33am
While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage and donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to give now.
Right now, the Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current demand as hospitals respond to an unusually high number of traumas and emergency room visits, organ transpl...