American Red Cross' urgent plea: 'Blood supplies are at risk'

American Red Cross' urgent plea: 'Blood supplies are at risk'


The AmericanRed Crossis doubling down on calls for healthy Americans, especially millennials and Gen Zs, todonateblood amid thecoronavirusoutbreak.

"Our country is in an unprecedented time with Covid-19, blood supplies are at risk," Colin Williams, Red Cross regional communications officer, toldFox Nation'sAbby Hornacekon Monday.

Last week, Surgeon General Dr. JeromeAdamsstrongly urged Americans to continue to give blood, even while they observe guidelines for self-isolation and social distancing.

"One thing we should all consider, especially our millennials, is donating blood," Adams said during a White House coronavirus task force news conference. "Blood centers are open now and in need of your donation... Social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement. So give blood today. You'll feel good about it and you'll be helping your country and your community during this crisis, and you might even save a life.