BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The coronavirus pandemic has been straining the national blood supply, leading to a greater need of donors.
"What we're seeing now is a little alarming," Dr. Richard Kaufman, with Brigham and Women's Hospital, said.
Dr. Kaufman said that there's a growing number of elective surgeries that require blood transfusions.
"There is really a very broad, important need for blood," Dr. Kaufman said. "If you are interested, I would say first thing to do would be go online, check out websites from one of the donor centers, and look at donor qualifications. And if you qualify, then I think it's a really great thing to do for the community."
Anyone looking to donate can do so at the Kraft Family Blood Donation Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports