Regional American Red Cross experiencing blood shortage this winter

Regional American Red Cross experiencing blood shortage this winter

Regional American Red Cross experiencing blood shortage this winter

The Red Cross has had an ongoing partnership with the Town of West Springfield - hosting joint community blood drives at least twice a year.

They say giving blood is fast, safe and an easy way to keep your "Red-Cell-ution".

In 2017, Red Cross responded to more than 270 house fires and helped hundreds of families in San Antonio.

The American Red Cross is now urging the public to roll up its sleeves and help out, and so is the Community Blood Bank in Erie.

However, the only way patients in need can receive blood transfusions is through voluntary blood donation and blood drives, making these vital events.

He added that eligible blood and platelet donors can schedule a donation by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting, or calling 800-733-2767.

In addition to serving local hospitals, the American Red Cross moves blood products to where they are needed most.

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Donated blood is used to help accident victims and people in surgery, especially emergency trauma situations.

The timing is critical and the need is clear.

Sallie Coron, the coordinator of blood collections for the U.P. Regional Blood Center has reported a steady amount of donations for the month so far.

January 17, from noon to 5 Mary Baldwin University, Student Activities Center, 316 Academy St., Staunton.

February 6 - 10:45 a.m. -5 p.m., Moose Lodge, 211 E 12th St.

Peru: Jan. 16 - noon-5:30 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, 1521 Sixth St.

- Friday, Jan. 12 - The Knights of Columbus in Clarksburg is hosting a blood drive sponsored by the American Legion Post 13 from 1:30 7 p.m.

Sonora Blood Donation Center, 850 Sanguinetti Road, 7:45 p.m. -3 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11:45 a.m. -6:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, with more opportunities January 20, 22, 23 and 26.

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