August 05, 2022
The summer months are an important time to help support the supply of donated blood in Pennsylvania and across the nation.
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new campaign to increase awareness about the importance of blood donation. Earlier this year, the American Red Cross declared the first-ever blood crisis amid the rise of the Omicron variant, and the challenge continues as we enter the second half of 2022.
“A consistent supply of blood and plasma is critical to the health of our nation,” said HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD. “There is no replacement for human blood and plasma. We simply need more people to give and to give regularly. We also need donors from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.”
If you’re interested in donating blood, here’s what you need to know:
A coalition of Pennsylvania hospitals is raising awareness about the blood shortage and the need to bolster the blood supply. Learn more about the blood donation centers in your region:
Additional information about donating blood in Pennsylvania is available online.
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