For the first time ever, The American Red Cross has declared a national blood crisis.
“While some types of medical care can wait, others can’t,” said Red Cross Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pampee Young in a statement. “Hospitals are still seeing accident victims, cancer patients, those with blood disorders like sickle cell disease, and individuals who are seriously ill who all need blood transfusions to live even as omicron cases surge across the country."
The Red Cross is giving incentive to donating as well. Those who donate before January 31 will be automatically entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, round-trip airfare, three nights of lodging and a $500 gift card for expenses.
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