By now, you may have heard about the urgent need for blood donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As early as April 2, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration expressed an “immediate need for blood and blood components.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges to the U.S. blood supply. Donor centers have experienced a dramatic reduction in donations due to the implementation of social distancing and the cancellation of blood drives,” according to the FDA.
On Friday, May 29, the local community has an opportunity to assist in this effort. A blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the gym at Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City. To make an appointment, visit bloodheroes.com, click donate and use the unique sponsor code, RWC.