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Red Cross Sounds Alarm Amid National Blood Shortage

Red Cross Sounds Alarm Amid National Blood Shortage

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Blood Donation - Stock Photo (via Unplash) ASHEBORO N.C. - The American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed in wake of back-to-back climate disasters and critical summer shortfall. On September 11th, 2023, the American Red Cross announced that the national blood supply has fallen to critically low levels that could potentially threatening the emergency medical care of patients and those with medical conditions who depend on blood transfusions. A 25% drop in donations since August blamed on one of the busiest travel seasons on record and back-to-back months of worsening climate-driven disasters resulting in cancelations of blood drives combined to reduce blood and platelet donations. Each day the Red Cross says it needs to collect 12,5000 blood donations, howeve...