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Indiana Lawmakers To Host Annual Blood Drive To Aid With Historic Blood Shortage

Members of the Indiana General Assembly are rolling up their sleeves to help address the blood supply crisis by hosting their 13th annual Statehouse Day Blood Drive on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the South Atrium at the Indiana Statehouse. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available.

“We are experiencing less than a day of supply of blood on the shelves, and donations are needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments,” said Julie Brady, Regional Donor Services Executive for the American Red Cross – Indiana Region. “We thank our state legislators for hosting this annual event to ensure we continue to combat threats to the blood supply.”

What: Indiana Statehouse Day Blood Drive

When: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: South Atrium at the Indiana Statehouse; 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

Why: To address the dangerously low blood supply levels