We are facing the worst blood shortage in more than a decade in our country. The nation's blood supply is dangerously low and the Red Cross has issued it's first National Blood Crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive decline in donor turnout, the cancellation of 62% blood drives at schools and Universities and staffing challenges, Last year, the Red Cross saw a 34% decline in new donors.
A joint statement with America’s Blood Centers and the Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies warned “If the nation’s blood supply does not stabilize soon, life-saving blood may not be available for some patients when it is needed.” The statement also said Blood centers across the U.S. have reported less than a one-day supply of some blood types.
According to the American Red Cross, Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments.
All blood types are needed, but Type O postive and Type O Negative are the most critically needed as well platelet donations.
If you step up and donate this month, there are some great incentives!
Give Blood and be Entered to Win
The American Red Cross and the NFL are partnering this January, during National Blood Donor Month,to invite football fans and blood donors to join our lifesaving team and score big for patients in need.Schedule your next blood, platelet or plasma donation appointment today.
To thank donors for helping during a time when the Red Cross blood supply is at historically low levels, those who come to giveJan. 1-31, 2022, will automatically be entered to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California!*
The winner and guest will have the exciting opportunity to experience the first Super Bowl in SoFi Stadium! The package includes two tickets to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California, entry to the official NFL Tailgate, tickets to Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare to Los Angeles, three-night hotel accommodations (Feb. 11-14, 2022), plus a $500 gift card for expenses.
PLUS, we have an extra thank-you for stepping off the sidelines and rolling up a sleeve to help those in need. Those who come to give in Januarywill also automatically be entered to win the Big Game at Home package to enjoy an awesome viewing experience at home.** This home theater package includes a smart, short-throw laser projector; projector screen; sound bar; subwoofer; gift card for tech support with installation and a $500 e-gift card to put toward food and fun!