UMMC to host 3 day blood drive despite COVID-19, cites shortages
Posted: 2:48 PM, Mar 24, 2020
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2010 file photo, Brian Nolan of the American Red Cross sorts blood in Rutland, Vt. What started as a documentary film about a struggling Vermont city's annual blood drive has become a rallying point for community pride that's spreading. "The Blood in This Town," an 80-minute film, chronicles Rutland's attempts to boost itself up in a sluggish economy. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
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.
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