There is a national shortage of blood, and the American Red Cross is offering an extra festive incentive for the community to make a life-saving donation.
As a special thank you, the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross Chapter (at 501 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro) will give you a pair of “Buddy the Elf” socks (as long as the supplies last) to donors who give blood, platelets or plasma between Nov. 10 and Nov. 30, 2023. Then, kick back and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the film Elf!
The American Red Cross declared a national blood shortage, citing a critically low blood supply level that dropped nearly 25 per cent since early August, 2023. Since the plea for more blood donors went out, the Red Cross has seen an increase in donations and is thankful to everyone who has rolled up a sleeve to help boost the blood supply.
Donors of all blood types are urgently needed, and there is an emergency need for platelet donors and type O blood donors to make an appointment to give now to ensure patients across the country continue receiving critical medical care.