The American Red Cross says the nation is facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, citing a drop in blood drives due to the pandemic.
The National Blood Crisis is threatening patient care and forcing doctors to make tough choices about who is able to receive blood transfusions. The Red Cross — which provides some 40% of the blood supply in the US — has had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types since the beginning of 2022 and has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals. At times, up to one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met.
Let’s come together and support our local community, hospitals and front-line medical teams by giving live-saving blood. Sign up for a local blood drive, post a picture in the marketing volunteers slack channel, and encourage your coworkers, family and friends to join us in our campaign!
You can also participate in this drive by donating through other local organizations in addition to the Red Cross: https://www.aabb.org/for-donors-patients/give-blood
Interested in volunteering (instead of or in addition to donating)? You can also sign up to volunteer at a blood drive: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/urgent-need-for-volunteers.html