The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, which poses a risk to patient care. 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.
There’s been a 10% overall blood donation decline since states and cities began stay-at-home orders and shutdowns starting in March 2020.
There’s been a 62% drop in college and high school blood drives due to the pandemic.
Also, there are many ongoing blood drive cancellations due to illness, weather-related closures and staffing limitations.
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