The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Flu Season May Further Impact Red Cross Blood Supply

 

November 10, 2021



As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns about a potential spike in flu cases this year, it’s important that those who are eligible, healthy and feeling well make an appointment to donate blood. The American Red Cross continues to address an ongoing emergency blood shortage, and donors are urged to give now to combat the lowest blood supply levels at this time of year in more than a decade.

According to the CDC, flu cases reached an all-time low last year because of masking, physical distancing and shutdowns across the country, and many Americans m...



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