GENESEO, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2024 – January is National Blood Donor Month and the time to make a life-saving contribution has never been greater as the United States’ blood supply has fallen to critically low levels.
With the number of blood donors estimated to be at a 20-year low, the American Red Cross is facing emergency blood shortages, which can have significant consequences for those in need of life-saving transfusions.
With disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, seasonal illnesses and the recent holidays, the availability of donors has been reduced. It has been estimated that someone in the United States requires blood every two seconds for surgeries, cancer treatments, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries.
Are you interested in donating? Make an appointment today to give blood or platelets to help ensure people receive the care they need. Book now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.