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The Blood Connection Sends Blood in Response to Texas Elementary School Shooting Blood Emergency Readiness Corps Activated CAROLINAS & GEORGIA – Today, the national Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC), of which The Blood Connection (TBC) is a member, was...
The Blood Connection and Prisma Health already have already a partnership together in Upstate hospitals, but are now bringing it to the Midlands.
The President and CEO of the Blood Connection, Delisa English says the pandemic has taught her how important it is to adjust.
“The Blood Connection has proven its ability to do that and is proud to now serve the Prisma Health facilities to help ensure there are enough blood products to help any patient here,” President & CEO of the Blood Connection Delisa English said.
You can help people here and in the Ukraine by giving blood.
The Blood Connection will donate five dollars for every person who gives blood Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, to United Help Ukraine, which is an organization that gives medical supplies and survival equipment to Ukrainian citizens in need.
Tidelands Health partners with additional blood supplier amid critical national blood shortage – WMBF News (SC)
Tidelands Health has added an extra resource to help increase its access to blood donations as the nation experiences an unprecedented shortage. The health system has partnered with an additional supplier, The Blood Connection, to help keep blood supply coming to its facilities to help the treatment of patients.
The Blood Connection (TBC), a community blood center directly serving every Upstate hospital and more than 80 hospitals across the Carolinas and Georgia, announced Jan. 17 it is continuing to experience a critical need for blood donations, made worse by winter weather.
Blood Connection: ‘Never before seen’ shortage threatens crisis in WNC – Asheville Citizen Times (NC)
Blood banks are at a critical low point across Western North Carolina, where the Blood Connection says the need is “unlike any other in TBC history.”
‘Worst I’ve ever seen:’ Blood shortage adds to hospital struggles during pandemic – The News & Observer (NC)
At various points during the coronavirus pandemic, North Carolina hospitals have faced shortages of masks, intensive care unit beds, COVID-19 antibody treatments and staff, particularly nurses. Now it’s blood that has reached a critical level. A decline in donations over the last year, coupled with a return of demand to pre-pandemic levels, has hospital blood banks operating on thin margins.
Western North Carolina is on the verge of a community blood crisis, according to The Blood Connection. According to Katie Smithson, partnerships and media coordinator for TBC, the agency is experiencing a never-before-seen critical need for blood.
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