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Give blood during National Minority Health Month

/ May 1, 2022

The event

April is National Minority Health Month – a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. Blood transfusions remain one of the most critical treatments for patients like those living with sickle cell disease – the majority of whom are African and Latin descent. Additionally, women who are Black are more likely than women who are white to experience severe postpartum hemorrhage, often requiring blood transfusion. To help ensure ALL patients have access to the blood products they can count on, donors are urged to make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-Red-Cross.