American Red Cross says blood supply lowest level in 10 years

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 January 2022 at 7:00 am

The American Red Cross said the current blood supply is at its lowest level in over 10 years. The organization is urging blood donors to schedule appointment to help ensure blood is available to support patients’ ongoing needs, including emergency situations like car crashes and household accidents.

“The Red Cross provides about 40% of the nation’s blood supply, and our patients rely on volunteer donors like you to help them heal,” the organization said an appeal to blood donors. “Please make this act of service a priority this year. You can even invite a friend to donate at the same center or blood drive so that you two can catch up. We’ve got snacks waiting for you!”

Some upcoming donor opportunities include:

  • Tuesday, January 18, from 2 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Rd., Batavia.
  • Friday, January 21, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Presbyterian Church, 107 N Main St., Lyndonville.
  • Thursday, January 27, from noon to 5 p.m. at Brockport Exempts, 248 West Ave., Brockport.
  • Friday, February 4, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Orleans County YMCA, 306 Pearl St., Medina.

To make an appointment or to see other upcoming blood drives, click here.