Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Red Cross Needs Blood Donors

The Ponder is dedicated to informing the public about what is going on in Washington that concerns you as American Citizens. But, more than that, we are also dedicated to getting any information out that helps you during this (and any other) time of crisis.

Having said that,

The Red Cross is asking for donations of blood. Seems there is a shortage of blood donors since the Coronavirus scare.

Their website states:

"The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood.

Donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood. Watch this video on the safety and need for blood donations. Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to give soon. But please postpone your donation for 28 days following travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea, or if you’ve been diagnosed with or have had contact with anyone with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19."

Read more, and find out how YOU can safely donate, by clicking HERE