Red Cross Warns of Low Blood Supply, Lowest Level in 15 Years
Credit: Chad Fordyce
UNDATED (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The American Red Cross is sounding the alarm about a critical shortage in the nation's blood supply, the worst in more than a decade.
The American Red Cross says the supply has dropped to its lowest level in 15 years.
Summer is always slow due to the many Americans taking their vacations, but the Red Cross says this month's severe weather and the power outages that followed canceled many blood drives.
What's more, doctors say the extreme heat is keeping many regular donors at home this summer.