Blood Supply at “Critical Shortage” Level for Area Hospitals
Officials with the American Red Cross are asking people to consider donating blood in order to eliminate a “critical shortage” in blood supply among Piedmont area hospitals. The shortage comes as donations are down and demand has increased as hospitals catch up on surgeries that were postponed during the pandemic. Officials at Cone Health, which manages several area hospitals, including Alamance Regional, said it is managing the blood shortage and working to prevent any impact on patient care. Cone Health also relies on One Blood for its supply.