The American Red Cross will hold a Mattapoisett Community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 31 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Bay Club, County Road.
To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit us at www.redcrossblood.org.
The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately eight percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.
The shortfall in donations is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency shortage in the coming weeks. Please make an appointment to give now to help replenish the blood supply.
Eligible blood and platelet donors are urged to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent an emergency shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply for patients. The need for blood donors with types O-negative, B-negative, and A-negative is especially urgent.
Patients don’t get a summer vacation from needing blood. The Red Cross encourages donors to make an appointment now to help ensure a stable supply in the weeks ahead.