Flu season to impact blood supply- donate now!

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The CDC is predicting a serious spread of flu this year…and the American Red Cross’ blood supply may be impacted. 

When seasonal illnesses increase, the number of healthy blood donors tends to decrease. 

In addition, there are less donations as people are traveling during the holiday season. 

Staff are urging if you are healthy now to please donate. This will ensure there is a supply available when patients need it. 

“That process of healing is going to delay someone donating blood and then they want their body to be recovered so we want to make sure that while you’re healthy right now you give, you can actually give the day that you get the flu shot,” said American Red Cross of South Central Kentucky Executive Director Jennifer Capps. 

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