BOISE, Idaho — The coronavirus outbreak is having a devastating effect on all aspects of the economy, including non-profits. The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage as many blood drives have been canceled across the country over concerns about the virus.
The last thing area hospitals need is blood shortages when a person is in need of surgery. On Tuesday, Governor Brad Little got into the act of donation.
"It's more important now than ever before because there's all kinds of challenges to our healthcare system," said Gov. Little. "A lot of people have been concerned about giving blood and I just want people to know that it's the right thing to do."
Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly encouraged to make an appointment on the Red Cross website.