The American Red Cross has issued an emergency appeal, that means that they have less than 2 days of blood supply on hand. The Red Cross has been distributing about 12% more blood products to hospitals across the U.S. compared to this time last year.
The Red Cross needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet the current hospital demand and end the severe blood shortage. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially type O, which stands at just a one-day supply right now.
We are less than 2 weeks out until our upcoming blood drive. Right now, we have 5 schedule appointments for next Thursday, September 23rd. We have room for at least 10 more appointments. Please consider donating the life-giving power of blood. If you're eligible, please make an appointment to give at our upcoming blood drive on September 23rd at Ephesus Baptist Church, sign up to donate at
* There is NO deferral if you have received the COVID vaccine.
* All donors must wear a face mask.
* All donors will receive an American Red Cross t-shirt.