Phoenix Suns help replenish the critically low blood supply
Yes, the pandemic is again to blame. To reverse the trend, the Phoenix Suns offered their arena, a crucial step in restoring our blood supply.
PHOENIX – The pandemic has resulted in numerous urgently needed blood donation campaigns being canceled and hospitals suffering from a lack of blood.
To reverse the trend, the Phoenix Suns offered their arena, a crucial step in restoring our blood supply. Sometimes it offers a lot of space for many socially distant donors. Unfortunately, the availability of such rooms is limited.
Sue Thew of Vitalant said: “Since the pandemic started, we’ve lost over 25,000 blood donations due to school and business closings and organizations that have no room for social distance.”
According to Thew, another factor that lowers the blood supply is that there has been a great effort to collect convalescent plasma with Covid-19 antibodies. Unfortunately, it has made more traditional blood donations a bit of an afterthought.
“We still have surgery patients, accident victims, children with blood disorders and cancer patients, who all need life-saving blood transfusions,” she said.
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