Blood shortage may lead to delay of medical procedures — Red Cross

Blood shortage may lead to delay of medical procedures — Red Cross

All blood types are needed, but there is a more critical need for: • Platelets: The clotting portion of blood primarily given to cancer patients during treatment and always in great demand.• Type O negative: The blood type that can be transfused to nearly everyone and is what doctors reach for in trauma situations.

This January, National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types.

"With the weather that we've been seeing across the east coast, we've had a really big loss in donations, even into the new year", said Red Cross District Manager Sonja Ronovech.

A single blood donation can help up to three patients.

Regina Boothe Bratton from American Red Cross says,"We did not collect up to 5,500 blood and platelet donations". On top of that, donating blood typically isn't at the top of people's priority list during the hectic holidays, and there has been an especially active cold and flu season - all of which contributed to there being more than 28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December according to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross says it is in a blood donation "crisis". "They were doing shopping so that affected blood drives and people giving", Grant said.

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"Right now, many people are sick and unable to donate because they are not feeling well".

The Red Cross encourages individuals to make a donation appointment and to complete a RapidPass online health history questionnaire to help speed up the donation process.

Isenor says all blood types are needed.

There can be up to about a dozen (or more!) places for Coloradans to donate blood on any given day.

Platelets, a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients, must be transfused within five days of donation and, therefore, are always in high demand.

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