Please consider signing up for the July 17, 2021 blood drive at Moorpark Presbyterian Church. To make an appointment, please go to donors.vitalant.org using blood drive code: 8033 or call 805-542-8500.
Following is an update from Vitalant about summertime shortages:
You Are Vital to Ending the Critical Blood Shortage
Summer is here! And as more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, our world begins its post-pandemic comeback. This summer brings a sense of hope and excitement as we look forward to resuming family gatherings, travel and the many pleasures of summer. We also look forward to resuming more on-site blood drives to maintain the national blood supply for patients in need.
Though we are all excited for the summertime, these months present unique challenges for collecting blood for patients who rely on transfusions. On average, blood donors give several thousand fewer donations during the summer compared to the rest of the year, but the need for lifesaving blood transfusions remains steady. This seasonal change has already resulted in a critical blood shortage. Blood and plasma donations are needed to meet both emergent and routine patient needs.
We hope that you join us in the fulfilling experience of making an impact.
Mitzy P. Edgecomb, Vice President of Recruitment Operations
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