Blood donations keep troops mission-ready

Blood donations keep troops mission-ready

Article originally written by Erin Longacre, summarized by The Alliance for Fort Gordon

“We need people to start turning out in force to give blood.”

That urgent call-to-action came from Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, as fear about COVID-19 is keeping people from wanting to donate blood.

Over the past few weeks, blood centers throughout the country are experiencing a significant drop in donations which is resulting in blood collection shortfalls nationwide.

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