Donors needed: Blood and platelet donations in short supply following Hurricane Ian
The need for blood is crucial in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
The storm has forced the cancellation of blood drives in the Southeast, causing potentially life-saving donations to go uncollected. Blood donors are urgently needed to avoid blood shortages this season.
The American Red Cross is conducting a blood drive later this month in the Towsley Lobby.
Thursday, Oct. 20: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
There is also a critical need for platelet donations. Should supply remain low, the availability of platelets for patient care may be impacted. Please consider a platelet donation to the Red Cross.
To schedule an appointment, log onto RedCrossBlood.org (sponsor code: goblue), call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or email Erin Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments highly recommended. Please bring a photo ID.
Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.
Volunteers are needed to help at check-in and the canteen tables. Details about donating or volunteering at the drives can be found here: https://wolverinesforlife.org/events.