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"Ve Vant to collect your blood (for a good cause of course)**!"

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 can 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.

That’s why the Avalara Marketing team has come together to support our local community, hospitals and frontline medical teams with a virtual blood drive kicking off on Valentine’s Day through the end of February. When you pledge to donate, you will be provided resources to either donate blood or volunteer at a local blood bank near you.

Help our team, the Vampiristas, get the most pledges before the end of February!

AvaHeart and help us reach our goal! #AvaHeartBloodDrive

**we will also accept a pledge of your time, helping out a local blood bank if you are unable to give blood