American Red Cross: ‘Critical need’ for blood donations


Blood drives canceled due to coronavirus fears

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The American Red Cross is calling for blood donations as they face a ‘severe shortage.’

Nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to coronavirus concerns, resulting in some 86,000 fewer blood donations.

They say there is now a critical need for blood donations.

You can find dates and times or schedule an appointment to give blood here.

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