American Red Cross announces critical blood shortage

(ABC 57) – The American Red Cross announced Tuesday that they are suffering from a blood shortage nationwide.

An unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations have occurred due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The organization says it is incredibly important to donate at this time because many people depend on it.

Blood donations are used to help patients who are sick or in critical condition, and without the donations it may be a life or death situation. 

American Red Cross is encouraging healthy individuals to make donations as soon as they can to combat the issue and help those in need.

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