American Red Cross is feeling the effects of the last year with a critically low blood supply

According to the American Red Cross, blood supplies across the nation are critically low.

The blood banks are so low it is forcing some doctors to save blood products for the patients who are the sickest.

The twin tiers are feeling it right now due to the Red Cross having less access to the organizations that usually work to provide blood donations.




Places like schools and colleges often have blood drives and this year those locations did not allow outside personnel in.

While the blood supply is low, the Red Cross is working to have as many drives as possible and desperately needs the donations.

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