America’s blood supply is at its lowest in years

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PHOTO: Aidah Kobusingye, left, gives blood at a blood-donation drive organized by the Rotary club and Uganda Blood Transfusion Services in City Square, Kampala, Uganda Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Health authorities in Uganda say the supply of blood has sharply declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic as fewer people donate and schools remain closed. Students, especially those in secondary school, are normally the largest group of blood donors in the East African country. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)

Holly Baker, the Chicago & Northern Illinois Area Communications Manager for the American Red Cross, joined Chicago’s Afternoon News with Lisa Dent to discuss the low blood supply and why only three percent of Americans donate blood.

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