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In fear of another blood shortage crisis, three local blood centers are urging people to donate during the holiday season.
The Blood Connection (TBC) held a two-week campaign in the beginning of September for all blood drive hosts and donors.
“Right now we are not in a shortage situation. Things got pretty difficult early in January and we’ve slowly and slowly kind of crawled our way out of that where we’re not in a blood shortage. I will say we’re in a blood donor shortage,” explained Smithson.
Expanding its commitment to saving lives in local communities and beyond, The Blood Connection (TBC) is now giving blood donors the chance to lower CO2 emissions, create jobs in Africa and empower women — all while donating blood with their community blood center.
People in Western North Carolina can help support those impacted by Hurricane Ian. Right now, The Blood Connection is asking for donations because it's trying to replenish its supply.
The goal of the initiative is to have supervisors with Emergency Medical Services carry whole blood in the back of their vehicle, so they can administer it at the scene of an accident rather than having the patient wait until they get to a hospital.
COVID-19 pandemic still impacting blood supply 2 years later; The Blood Connection urges more blood donors – Mountain XPress (NC)
The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things in life: relationships, work, and priorities. Unfortunately, how people spend their time changed as well and blood donation fell off many priority lists.
The Blood Connection Offering Community Members Chance to “Double Their Donation” September to Honor Childhood Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease AwarenessTHE CAROLINAS AND GEORGIA (September 1, 2022) Those who donate with The Blood Connection, the non-profit community blood...
The Blood Connection Offering Community Members Chance to “Double Their Donation” – Holy City Sinner (SC)
Those who donate with The Blood Connection (TBC), the non-profit community blood center, are directly impacting the lives of people in this community; people like children battling cancer, or a neighbor suffering from Sickle Cell Disease. Those people rely on community blood donors every day to ensure lifesaving blood products needed for treatments are available in local hospitals. That is why TBC is partnering with local and national organizations to shed light on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
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