Red Cross Has Urgent Need For Blood Donors

The American Red Cross on Monday expressed an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to donate to help erase a significant winter blood shortage.

Winter weather can have a tremendous impact on the blood supply this time of year when brutally cold temperatures keep many donors home, and snow and ice storms often result in the cancellation of blood drives.

"Even temporary disruptions to blood and platelet donations can diminish the availability for hospital patients", said Patty Corvaia, communications manager of the New York-Penn Red Cross Blood Services Region. Then if you want to consider the months of November and December leading up to January we saw 28,000 fewer blood donations.

This has put additional pressure on the nation's blood supply (especially for type O-negative and platelets), which is already trying to recover from lower donor turnout over the holidays.

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Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass are encouraged to help speed up the donation process.

If the current trend of bad weather continues without more blood donors coming in, Michigan Blood's inventory could drop to critical levels. However, Kulman says anyone who is sick should delay donating blood until they feel better.

Type AB: The plasma type that can be transfused to nearly everyone and can be donated through a platelet or plasma donation, where available, or during a regular blood donation. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) may be eligible to donate, although there are height and weight restrictions for people 16 to 18 years old.


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