Thousands of blood drives have been cancelled at unprecedented rates. These drives have primarily been cancelled due to public health concerns around congregating in public spaces. This shortage impacts patients affected by situations or diseases, such as:
  • Surgical or traumatic emergencies
    hereditary or acquired blood disorders (i.e. sickle cell disease, thalassemia, TTP)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancer (i.e. leukemia, lymphoma)

Blood donation centers have implemented several measures to ensure donors have a safe and stress-free donation experience, including:
  • Screening donors for possible symptoms suspicious for the COVID-19 coronavirus
  • Taking temperatures of donors before entering the blood center
  • Sanitizing the collection area after each donor
  • Requiring staff wear face masks
    using sterile collection techniques to ensure effective social distancing

Please consider donating to help save the lives of those in need. Locate a donor center nearest you in the table below.

CLICK HERE to view the current status of our national blood supply.

To find an American Red Cross donation center nearest you, please click here.

Credit: American Red Cross