There’s A Critical Blood Shortage. Can South Texas Donate At A Safe Distance?

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center has instituted extra measures to keep employees and blood donors safe.

By Brian KirkpatrickMarch 18, 2020 9:30 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Tuesday was the first day of a three-day blood drive at the Alamodome to end a critical blood shortage in the city. 

The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center reports blood supplies have dropped rapidly as San Antonians embrace social distancing due to the coronavirus. They hope to get at least 1,800 donations during the drive that ends Thursday. The drive runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The center supplies blood and blood components to 100 hospitals in 48 counties,  including University Hospital, which reports elective surgeries have been canceled so supplies remain for more serious cases.

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