COVID-19 Highlights Need for Blood Donations (UF Health Newsroom)

COVID-19 Highlights Need for Blood Donations

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, experts are warning of a dire shortage of blood as donors stay home and blood drives across the country are canceled.  

People should continue to donate blood while taking appropriate precautions and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about social distancing and hand washing, said Bruce Spiess, M.D., FAHA, a professor of anesthesiology and associate chair of research in the UF College of Medicine’s department of anesthesiology.

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