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UMMC to host 3 day blood drive despite COVID-19, cites shortages

Red Cross in need of blood donations amid COVID-19 outbreak
Posted at 2:48 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 14:48:05-04

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in partnership with University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) will host its monthly blood drive despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is currently an unprecedented blood shortage across the nation, which is why officials say the blood drive will still go on.

The drive will be three days, Wednesday March 25 through Friday March 27. The first two days will go on from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday will start at 8 a.m. and go until 6 p.m.

It will be held at the University of Maryland, Baltimore SMC Campus Center at 621 W Lombard Street in Baltimore.