United Way of Southwest Alabama Safety Net Series: Nationwide Blood Shortage

Updated: Jan. 19, 2022 at 12:56 PM CST
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We continue our United Way of Southwest Alabama Safety Net Series with the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. The Red Cross – which supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood – has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals because of the shortage. At times, as much as one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met.

Blood cannot be manufactured or stockpiled and can only be made available through the kindness of volunteer donors. There is a Blood Drive on January 20 from 9AM to 2PM at Hank Aaron Stadium.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Location:         Hank Aaron Stadium

Stadium Club Room--Main Level

755 Bolling Brothers Blvd

Mobile, AL 36606

When:              Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.