Red Cross Declares First-ever Blood Crisis
The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. The Red Cross, which supplies 40% of the nation’s blood supply, has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals as a result of the shortage. For more information, please see this Red Cross link: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/red-cross-national-blood-shortage-crisis.html
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