Milwaukie American Legion collects 45 pints of blood
Milwaukie American Legion Post 180 usually holds a couple American Red Cross Blood drives each year, but this time it thought outside the box, notifying all the churches in the area.
By the end of the day Wednesday,a May 13, the Red Cross had collected 45 units of blood at Post 180.
"As our nation faces the coronavirus emergency, the Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage," said American Legion National Commander Bill Oxford, who to date, has donated more than 8 gallons. "The coronavirus pandemic could affect millions of Americans, meaning fewer people are eligible to donate. At the same time, the Red Cross is noticing an uptick in the number of cancelations of blood drives. There is an urgent need for blood now."
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