Blood shortage prompts calls for more donors

Fewer donors during the pandemic led to low supplies. Now demand is rising

The nation is in the midst of a severe blood shortage, including a lack of donors of all types. Hospitals and blood banks are seeing an unprecedented demand as people take care of elective surgeries and other procedures delayed by the health crisis. Now, health leaders are pleading for donors.

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