The Red Cross had declared the first ever “blood emergency” because the blood supply is so low.
The COVID crisis has caused a decline in donors and a shortage of staff members, which in turn has caused blood drive cancellations. The Red Cross is seeing a 34% decline in new donors.
The blood supply typically lasts about five days. The supply is now down to one day, so the Red Cross is encouraging people to donate TODAY. The blood types in highest demand are O positive and O negative because those are the types that just anyone can use, no matter their blood type.
To find a donation location near you, click here.
Jack & Carolyn talked about this on the Morning Breeze. Listen here: