Carter BloodCare says the current blood supply levels have hit a critically low level in North Texas.
Carter said the lower levels of blood started when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and many blood drives were canceled during shelter in place orders. This same trend has continued as the pandemic has lingered throughout the year.
Carter BloodCare said in a press release "Blood programs nationwide are reporting dangerous declines in blood collections brought on by COVID-19 closures and aggravated by weather challenges and wildfires in western states."
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The company urges all eligible blood donors to make and keep an appointment to donate blood. Appointments can be made by texting or calling 800-366-2834 or going online to carterbloodcare.org.