Critical shortage on Blood now national crisis

The Hill

Luke 21:11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Red Cross declares first national blood crisis in US
  • The American Red Cross said it had “less than a one-day supply of critical blood types” and has had to limit distributions to hospitals.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a 10 percent overall decline in the number of people donating blood, in addition to ongoing blood drive cancellations and staffing limitations.
  • Donors of all blood types — especially type O — are being urged to make an appointment now to give in the weeks ahead, with the Red Cross noting that the pandemic has seen a 62 percent drop in blood drives at schools and colleges.

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