The Red Cross announced that it was declaring its first-ever national blood crisis in the U.S.
In an emailed statement, the organization has warned members of the public of the consequences of its worst blood shortage in more than a decade — including doctors being forced to make “difficult decisions” about which patients receive blood transfusions over others.
The American Red Cross said it had “less than a one-day supply of critical blood types” and has had to limit distributions to hospitals.
We're facing a national blood crisis.
Doctors are having to make tough choices about who receives transfusions and who has to wait. You can help by making an appointment to give at https://t.co/4JVikYXKuP or these 3 other ways. pic.twitter.com/TigqB4cVqk
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) January 11, 2022
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) January 11, 2022
Young Israel of Woodmere (859 Peninsula Blvd) has a scheduled blood drive on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Please CLICK HERE to register and or volunteer.
There’s also a scheduled blood drive at what used to be called “Far Rockaway H’S” on Bay 25th street on Thursday, February 3. Call 8009332566 for this drive or others in near future.
One can always schedule an appointment at the local blood donation center in Rockville center by clicking HERE.