LISTEN: Red Cross declares a national blood crisis in the U.S

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By Adriana Cardenas-Valles
Boston University News Service

Hospitals are now facing another challenge: a national blood shortage. As America is slowly rolling back on pandemic restrictions and attempting to restore a sense of normalcy, hospitals are searching for donors amid the crisis.

WTBU reporter Adriana Cardenas-Valles spoke to Dr. Jensyn Cone Sullivan, an associate medical director at Tufts Medical Center, who explained how the shortage poses a risk to patient care.

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