American Red Cross Blood Drive 🏥
Chatham Community Library will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross in the Holmes Family Meeting Room. Donors of all blood types are urgently needed as the Red Cross is experiencing a national blood shortage.
To make an appointment, individuals may visit tinyurl.com/BloodDriveCCL and scroll down to the blood drive for October 11 at the Chatham Community Library, then click on “See Times.”
There are 22 appointment times available.
The Red Cross national blood supply has fallen by about 25% since early August, as donor turnout dropped on the heels of one of the busiest travel seasons on record, back-to-school activities, and an already active hurricane season. Blood product distributions to hospitals are outpacing the number of blood donations coming in, and distributions of some of the most needed blood types to hospitals have been reduced in recent weeks. The Red Cross is working with hospitals around-the-clock to meet the blood needs of patients – but can’t do it alone.
One in 7 patients entering a hospital will need a blood transfusion. Individuals are encouraged to give now to ensure those living with sickle cell disease, people with cancer, and accident victims have the blood products they need for care.
More information about blood donation can be found by downloading the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).