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Red Cross Declares National Blood Shortage Crisis

Red Cross Declares National Blood Shortage Crisis

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Blood Donation - Stock Photo (via Unplash) ASHEBORO N.C. - The American Red Cross has declared a national blood shortage crisis amid dangerously low supply levels and dropping donation rates. On January 11th 2022, the Red Cross issued a statement with dire language saying the shortage is posing a concerning risk to patient care, forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait. The statement says blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments. “While some types of medical care can wait, others can’t,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer of the Red Cross. “Hospitals are still seeing accident victims, cancer patients, those with blood disorders lik...