Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross supplies drop to lowest post-summer levels since 2015; drive scheduled at HHS on Oct. 19
Donor turnout sharply declines while patient needs remain high
October 13, 2021
The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types — especially type O — and are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to overcome this current shortage.
Blood donor turnout has reached the lowest levels of the year as many delayed giving amid a return to the workplace and in-person learning, as well as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases across the country due to the delta...