Memorial Hospital hosted blood drive to help with low supply-

January is National Blood Donor Month and the American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis, it’s worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

In response to the low blood supply, Memorial Hospital in Gulfport hosted a blood drive.

Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.

The American Red Cross depends on regular donors to keep their blood banks filled and now they are one trauma away from not having any blood left. American Red Cross Volunteer Jerry Goforth said, “The thought of getting to the hospital with a child and them saying we can’t help them because we are out of blood is just unacceptable.”

Memorial Stone County Hospital will host another blood drive Tuesday, January 18th from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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