Red Cross Faces Limited Blood Supply Due To Blood Drive Cancellations
The American Red Cross has announced a severe shortage of blood in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Nearly 7,000 blood drives have been cancelled throughout the country, resulting in over 200,000 fewer blood donations.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, schools, community centers, and churches have closed. The Red Cross depends on these locations as donation sites, which has resulted in a decline of blood supply. The Red Cross is adding appointment slots at donation centers to minimize traffic.
To schedule an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org.