The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis — its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Blood product distributions are outpacing donations. At times, as much as one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met. Why is this happening? The pandemic has impacted the national blood supply and the current surge in COVID-19 cases may compound the already dire situation. But you can help!
- Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your blood or platelet donation appointment.
- Visit StanfordBloodCenter.org or call 1-888-723-7831 for the Hamilton Ave. center to schedule a donation appointment.
If transportation is needed to the Stanford Blood Center (Hamilton Avenue), please contact Reverend Penny.