American Red Cross in dire need of blood donations amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 11:08:16-04

CLEVELAND — There is a national shortage of blood donations across the country as more than 6,000 blood drives have been canceled as of March 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region, the cancelations have resulted in around 200,000 fewer blood donations.

Anyone who would like to donate blood can do so Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Cleveland – 3747 Euclid Ave.
  • Parma – 5585 Pearl Road
  • Akron – 501 West Market St.

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