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Angela Giampolo of Giampolo Law. Angela Giampolo of Giampolo Law.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges to the U.S. blood supply,” said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Blood donations have plummeted due to social distancing practices, blood drive cancellations, and general questions surrounding the safety and practicality of donating blood during the pandemic. Despite all the changes to our daily lives, the need for blood donations remains immutable. According to the Community Blood Center, about 4.5 million people need blood transfusions each year. That equates to someone every two seconds. Unfortunately, patient demand for blood has not decreased because of COVID-19.

However, only 38% of the population is eligible to give blood. To give blood, you must meet a minimum height and weight, be at least 17 years old (or 16 years with parental/guardian consent) and remain in good health. Various restrictions include low iron levels and travel to places outside the United States.

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