The American Red Cross is in an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. In recent weeks, the Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels across the country. Blood products are currently going to hospitals faster than blood donations are coming in.
A sufficient blood supply is critical to being able to provide timely care for all patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. It’s the blood on the shelves that helps in times of emergency. All blood types are needed, and platelet donors and type O blood donors are especially urged to donate now and throughout the winter.
Our Northwest Oregon Chapter Board of Directors is showing thier support and getting blood on the shelves.