Here’s Where You Can Give Blood To Help Alabama’s Critical Need

| March 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

By Ike Pigott

Coronavirus concerns have scattered students from school and employees from their offices, which are crippling blows for organizations that count on those institutions to participate in giving blood.

“In the last few weeks, we’ve lost more than 5,000 blood drives across the U.S.,” said Annette Rowland with the Alabama region of the American Red Cross. “That translates to more than 170,000 individual donations.”

The effects have been felt in the Alabama-Mississippi region as well, which are down more than 3,000 units from the 83 collection opportunities that were canceled.

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