The American Red Cross has put out another call for blood, as the pandemic continues to impact donations. While not urgent yet, the holiday season is traditionally a slower time for donations, so the Red Cross wants to get out in front of any shortage before we get into the busy weeks to close out the year.
Joe Zydlo, the External Communications Manager for the American Red Cross Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region, says even with fewer blood drives due to the pandemic, donations have been steady this year.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply of blood is available. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, on the new Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by visiting redcrossblood.org