A national blood shortage is the current crisis the American Red Cross is handling. It is the worst blood shortage in over a decade. Guthrie Cortland Medical Center is partnering with the American Red Cross in an effort to get people to donate.
Dr. Cristina Aguilar, a pathologist with the Guthrie Medical Group said, “Hospitals and doctors are having to make very difficult decisions about what patients can receive the limited blood available. We need the blood for critical patients.”
If you are willing and able to donate blood, you can schedule an appointment at https://rcblood.org/3tjF5x6. Type in your zip code and available locations to donate will appear.