Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Blood shortage hurts hospitals

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Critical need for donors as supplies drop during summer

A seasonal shortage of blood donors around the nation has led to what the Red Cross is calling a blood emergency.

In the past few months, the Red Cross has seen 61,000 fewer blood donations than average. That is equivalent to the approximate number of losses the Red Cross would see if it received no donations for more than four days.