Dangerously low blood supply in US forces some hospitals to postpone surgeries

Blood centers in some U.S. cities are down to a one-day supply, forcing hospitals to postpone surgeries. The blood shortage is yet another fallout from the pandemic, experts say. OneBlood, the Southeast’s largest blood center, is scrambling to manage the blood shortage crisis. “It’s a 24/7 operation,” said OneBlood’s Susan Forbes. “The donors are not […]

Free COVID-19 antibody test for successful donors at event in Cape Coral

OneBlood plans to host a Big Red Bus blood drive with D Gates Insurance Group Thursday in Cape Coral. All blood donors will receive a free OneBlood tote bag and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening. There will also be a free COVID-19 antibody test for all successful […]

OneBlood tests blood donations for coronavirus antibodies

OneBlood is now testing all of its blood donations for coronavirus antibodies. The Florida-based blood center said not only will you save three lives, but you can find out if you had the virus before and if so, could save coronavirus patients’ lives. You can make an appointment at any OneBlood location, such as the […]