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Methodist Hospital, Red Cross To Host Multiple Blood Drives During Severe Shortage
Arcadia, CA – Methodist Hospital of Southern California and the American Red Cross will host four blood drives on the hospital campus during the coming weeks in an effort to relieve a local shortage.
The entire country is facing a severe blood shortage as the coronavirus outbreak has reduced donations at a time when demand remains strong. Nearly 2,700 Red Cross blood drives have been canceled across the country due to concerns about COVID-19, resulting in 86,000 fewer blood donations compared to last year. Please find the time to donate.
Methodist Hospital Blood Drives
Site: Lewis Hall at Methodist Hospital of Southern California, 300 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia.
Dates: Thursday March 26; Tuesday, April 7; Tuesday, April 28; Wednesday, May 27
When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sign up today by contacting Darlene Burge at 626-574-3582.
This donation site will utilize social distancing in an effort to further reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus. Upon arriving , you will need to present a valid ID to donate.
Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Please remember, the need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors – like you – can fulfill that need for your local community.