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Methodist Hospital Pathology Medical Director Urges Eligible Donors to Give Blood

Published: Jan. 15, 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, blood drives have been less frequent.

Representatives from the Nebraska Community Blood Bank say those drives usually account for nearly half of the blood donated in a usual year. The pandemic and less frequent donations have caused their supply to be unstable.

Dr. Deborah Perry, pathology medical director for Methodist Hospital, says donating blood is safe.

"If you are healthy and doing well and meet the criteria to be a blood donor, we do encourage you to donate. It is safe to donate," Perry said.

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