There is a critical blood shortage, urgent need for donations in Michigan

More than 200 blood drives have been canceled

DETROIT – Closures and restrictions due to the coronavirus has lead to a critical shortage of blood donations in Michigan.

Organizations like American Red Cross are assuring people donating blood is a safe process and urging those who can, to donate.

American Red Cross said more than 200 blood drives have been canceled, resulting in a loss of 6,600 blood donations.

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