The Red Cross Needs Emergency Blood Donors

The Red Cross is putting out an emergency call for blood donors.

Nearly 27-hundred blood drives have been canceled nationwide because of the coronavirus. That would have been 86-thousand donations. This has led to a severe shortage which could affect patients counting on lifesaving blood.

The Red Crosssays it's taken steps to ensure blood drives and donation centers are safer than ever. If you’re healthy and ready to help in this crisis, sign up to donate. And don’t worry about germs. The organization has taken extraordinary steps to keep the centers clean.