On the front lines of blood donation during Covid-19

By Kerissa Kelly-Slatten, Red Cross volunteer  The American Red Cross collects on average 40 percent of the national’s blood supply. And that need does not go away, even during a global pandemic such as COVID-19. Hence blood donation and collection was declared by Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as an essential task.  Blood donor ambassadors like me are the first to...

FOX 11 Telethon Highlights Critical Need for Blood and Platelet Donors

The American Red Cross is asking the public to kick off 2020 by doing something big: Give blood or platelets now to address the critical need for blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors. Donations in January are especially important as they help replenish the blood supply, which is depleted over the holidays when many regular donors are traveling to visit family.  Support the FOX 11 Blood Drive Telethon...

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