GOP Doctors Launch PSA: Donate Blood to End Nationwide Shortage
Washington, February 16, 2022
WASHINGTON — Today, Members of the GOP Doctors Caucus launched a public service announcement urging eligible Americans to donate blood after reports that blood donations have decreased by 10 percent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, the American Red Cross announced its first-ever blood crisis due to a critical shortage in the national supply.
Those interested in donating can find information regarding blood center locations through the Red Cross and America's Blood Centers.
PSA participants included: Reps. Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M., (R-Ohio), Michael Burgess, M.D., (R-Texas), Andy Harris, M.D., (R-Md.), Greg Murphy, M.D., (R-N.C.), Earl “Buddy” Carter, R.Ph., (R-Ga.), Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D., (R-Iowa), and Jefferson Van Drew, D.M.D., (R-N.J.).
Full Text of the PSA:
Our country is facing a national shortage in blood supply due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Without a large enough supply, patients may not be able to get the life-saving blood transfusions needed to survive.
As members of the GOP Doctors Caucus, we are coming to you with an important message and plea.
Please find a blood drive or make an appointment.
And please, donate blood today!
Your one blood donation can save up to three lives.
It will also help our health care heroes continue to provide quality care for those who need it the most.
Roll up your sleeve and help save lives.
To learn more about donating visit RedCrossBlood.org or contact your local blood center.