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.