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.
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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