American Red Cross urging for community help after announcement of critically low blood levels

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(Fargo, ND) -- The American Red Cross says they are currently at a critically low blood supply after a fall in donations. 

The Red Cross shared the information Monday morning, saying blood supply across the U.S. has fallen to "critically low levels." Officials with the Red Cross say they are currently in an emergency blood shortage, and are limiting distributions of some blood types to hospitals due to the low inventory.

The Red Cross says the number of people donating blood to the organization has dropped by 40%. 

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