Blood Banks Facing Critical Shortage

Blood banks are asking healthy donors to turn out “in full force” as donations drop in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Because schools, churches and other businesses are closing, blood drives are being canceled. The American Red Cross on Tuesday tweeted that the nationwide organization is facing a severe shortage, indicating that 2,700 blood drives had been canceled as of Monday. That works out to 86,000 fewer donations. Anyone who is healthy is asked to consider giving.