Right now, the American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the coronavirus pandemic. It is anticipated the pandemic could decrease the nation’s available blood supply by 25%.
To help, the American Red Cross will be holding twice weekly blood drives at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Light Hall.
“The need for blood donations persists through the coronavirus pandemic. Caring for the unique population of patients we serve, especially those who are traumatically injured, means VUMC is Middle Tennessee’s largest consumer of blood and blood products from the American Red Cross. If you are able to donate, we would appreciate your help,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer.
To schedule an appointment, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code Vandy19. Or visit the sign-up link.
It’s possible to streamline your donation with an online pre-donation reading and health history of time on donation day.