“There is a blood emergency right now. I mean, it is very critical,” said Alana Mauger, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross. “We are at the point where we are sending blood to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.”
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage as winter storms across the country have canceled hundreds of blood drives. If you are able to donate blood, there are many blood drives happening in South Jersey this week.