NJ Spotlight News

Blood shortage puts pressure on NJ hospitals

Clip: 01/13/2022 | 3m 56s | Video has closed captioning.

The American Red Cross has declared its first-ever national blood crisis, warning that if donations don’t increase soon, life-saving blood may not be available to people who need it. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a decline in donor turnout, the cancellation of blood drives and staffing challenges. The historic shortage is the worst in more than a decade.

Aired: 01/13/22

Rating: NR

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