Red Cross urging blood donors to come forward

Sherry McKinney, the Regional Director of Communications with the American Red Cross – Tennessee Region – says the blood supplies in their storage banks are at historically low levels, and continue to decline.

McKinney stresses if more donors don’t come out to give, hospitals may be forced to delay care to patients relying on blood transfusions which McKinney said in a press release “is almost unimaginable.”

Potential donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross blood donor app. Visit Red Cross blood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.