The American Red Cross says blood donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they’re being collected. With that in mind, The Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give in an effort to head off a critical blood shortage.
There’s a blood drive Thursday 1:00 to 5:45 pm at First Baptist Church of North Adams.
Donors can make an appointment to give by calling 1-800-red-cross, or by visiting redcrossblood.org—You can also use the Blood Donor App.
One donor can save as many as three lives with a single donation.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.
Donated blood is used in various medical procedures, including surgeries, trauma care, and treating patients with chronic illnesses. It is especially vital during emergencies and natural disasters. Blood donations also play a crucial role in supporting patients undergoing cancer treatments and those with blood disorders. Donating blood is one way to make a significant impact on the lives of others and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.