As we follow advice to stay home except for essential activities, we may be less inclined to donate blood. The American Red Cross has also canceled an unprecedented number of blood drives due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, this has led to a severe blood shortage. Federal, state and local health officials are urging people to continue donating blood through the COVID-19 crisis and assure it is safe to do so. Along with blood donations, financial donations are also always needed and appreciated. Please join us in supporting the American Red Cross.