Mercer County Blood Drive Tuesday At VFW; Supplies Running Low

The Red Cross is running low on blood and the blood donation shortage is nationwide, but you can help locally this week. Fewer donors than needed gave this summer, drawing down the national blood supply and reducing distributions of some of the most needed blood types to hospitals.

Sharon Watson and Brian Williamson, spokespersons for the American Red Cross say several factors played into this year’s shortage.

The next Mercer County Red Cross Blood Drive is Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Mercer County VFW.