Organization coordinates blood drives in Michigan, across US amid ‘severe shortage’
DETROIT – With a pandemic and snowstorm that crippled parts of the country, there is concern of a nationwide blood shortage. In response, a group called the WeLoveU Foundation is stepping in and organizing blood drives all across the country, including in Metro Detroit. “Last year, there were over 50,000 blood drives and blood donation cancellations and so, because of that, we’re in a severe blood shortage.”Harris said the shortage was highlighted during critical times in the United States, one being the coronavirus pandemic. If we can give back to our community, we’re not giving back to our community, it’s giving back to us,” said Harris. If you would like to donate blood, the Metro Detroit blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Detroit Novi, located at 37529 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills.