‘It’s a crisis’: Local hospitals in need of blood donations

Phlebotomist Jenee Wilson carries COVID-19 convalescent plasma from a donor at Bloodworks Northwest on April 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

World Blood Donor Day on Monday finds the Pacific Northwest in urgent need of donations.

Washington blood donations running low due to vaccine misconceptions

The pandemic has created ongoing problems for blood collection centers. Now, there’s a risk of operations being postponed, even urgent ones, if more people don’t come forward to give.

“Operations will stop unless we have the blood necessary,” said Dr. Jorge Reyes, a surgeon at Seattle Children’s and with UW Medicine.

Bloodworks Northwest says

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