Nationwide blood shortage; Gov. Northam pledges to donate blood

Coronavirus

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The American Red Cross says they are facing a blood shortage as multiple blood drives across the country are canceled.

At the governor’s coronavirus press conference today, Gov. Ralph Northam said he plans to donate blood.

There have been over 2,600 blood drives canceled, which equals 68,000 units of blood not collected.

While drives have been canceled, donors can make appointments at its main facilities.

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