The Red Cross provides about 40% of our nation’s blood and blood components, all from generous volunteer donors. But supply can’t always meet demand because only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly.
Community blood drives are critical to maintaining a healthy blood supply in the U.S—especially during the pandemic. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, from accident victims to children battling cancer to mothers giving birth. Healthy volunteer donors are the key to helping save lives.
The Red Cross is hosting a community blood drive at Atlanta History Center on Wednesday, December 27, 10am-3pm.