Red Cross warns of blood supply crisis amid pandemic

Red Cross warns of blood supply crisis amid pandemic

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The Red Cross has declared a national blood crisis as the U.S. sees its worst blood shortage in over a decade. Blood donations have decreased 10% since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. The organization urged those who can to donate blood and platelets, as the Red Cross warned it has “less than a one-day supply of critical blood types.”

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