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Local health care organizations encourage blood donations

Health care organizations across Hampton Roads are encouraging those eligible to donate blood to their local American Red Cross location.

As part of a collective effort to give back to the American Red Cross this holiday season, Bon Secours, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, Riverside Health System and Sentara Healthcare are asking everyone to support their local chapter and donate blood.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood due to surgery, illness or a traumatic injury, a Red Cross release stated. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only increased this demand nationally, but also in the Hampton Roads area.

At this time, Hampton Roads health care organizations are being supplied with a lower amount of blood supplies as the state experiences a reduction in donations by 41 percent this year compared to last year. Local health care leaders are continuing to monitor blood supplies and remain prepared to care for all patie...

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