If you’re like me, then you might be feeling a bit helpless right now. Some of you might be sitting at home wondering how you can help during this public health crisis. Donating blood is a concrete way to help, and it is still safe and encouraged during times of social distancing.
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to the cancellation of many blood drives during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are healthy, please consider donating blood. You could save someone’s life.
The nearest blood drive might be further away than you think. That is because the COVID-19 outbreak has closed / canceled many of the normal avenues for blood donation. The American Red Cross encourages potential donors to check their website often for new donation opportunities.
Donating blood is a safe process, and the American Red Cross is taking additional precautions to ensure the safety of donors and staff. For more information on these precautions, to schedule an appointment, or find a location, visit redcrossblood.org.
-Joseph, Head of Technology