Re-running this COVID-19-related post, which first appeared in late March 2020, because, unfortunately, the need remains dire. Please spread this news far and wide, and give blood yourself if you can.
Are you able to give blood? Now–yes, now, when many states are imposing Covid-19 lockdowns–is a great time to give.
In past posts, we’ve asked you to think about donating blood. While there is never a bad time to give blood (there’s always a need), now is an especially good time to do so. And doing it now grants you the extra benefit of a legit reason to leave your damn house.
As long as Covid-19 is running rampant, blood drives are cancelled. As you might have guessed, blood banks rely on periodic blood drives to maintain their holdings. Being forced to quit scheduling these events has already started to take a toll on the blood banking system.
The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) began raising the alarm about potential shortages in early March of 2020.
If you can give blood, please do. If for some reason you are stopped by authorities, bring up this post on your phone and click on the links in the paragraph above.
If you’d like to give blood but aren’t sure where to go, start here. Or here.
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