Red Cross asking you to roll up your sleeve for World Blood Donor Day
CNN– Today is World Blood Donor Day, and Americans are urged to roll up their sleeves this year. The Red Cross says there’s a severe need for blood in the U.S. According to officials, there’s been an increase in organ transplants and trauma cases, which has depleted blood supplies.
Hospitals also say more blood is needed because some of the patients who deferred getting treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic are now suffering with advanced health problems.