MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Right now, blood banks are desperate for donors. There is a severe blood shortage nationwide, including here in Minnesota.
This shortage is due to a rise in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries. The American Red Cross is looking for donors of all blood types, especially type O and those giving platelets, to donate.
At one of the Red Cross donation sites in Bloomington, they say some of their most common donors are frontline healthcare workers, who are seeing this shortage firsthand and want to play their part in helping their patients.