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Red Cross of MA: Critical Need for Blood

As you are aware, the COVID-19 virus has caused the cancellation of blood drives across the Commonwealth.

There is an urgent need now for patients with chronic conditions and trauma, as well as ensuring an adequate blood and blood product supply going forward.   The Governor has deemed “Blood and plasma donors and the employees of the organizations that operate and manage related activities” as an essential service. 
 
Your support is needed  
Donating blood is safe and people should not hesitate to give.  Those who are healthy, feeling well and eligible to give blood or platelets, are urged to make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 

In addition, there is a need for community blood drive sites in the eastern part of the state.  Identifying donation sites is vital to meet the demand as we go forward.  Your local knowledge, suggestions of sites, and potential partners are crucial to meeting the needs of our neighbors who need blood and blood products.  To schedule a new blood drive contact Bill Forsyth at (617) 699-3808 or at email William.Forsyth@redcross.org.
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