Red Cross asks for routine blood donations amid national shortage

Red Cross asks for routine blood donations amid national shortage

The national blood inventory is at its lowest level for this time of the year since 2015, according to the Red Cross.For certain blood types — O positive and O negative — there has been less than a half day’s supply available at times in September. However, the Red Cross said that blood and platelets of all types are needed by hospitals.“As this pandemic wears on, the need for blood remains constant. Currently, the Red Cross needs 10,000 additional donations from across the country each week over the next month to overcome the shortage,” Baia Lasky, MD, chiefRead More

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