March 24, 2020

The Frontlines of COVID: The Blood Shortage

The Frontlines of COVID: A Surgery Sett Series: Episode 5 - Dr. Thomas Raife

As the healthcare system struggles to care for COVID-19 patients, a second unprecedented crisis is in need of attention. Dr. Thomas Raife, the director of transfusion services at UW, is calling for action on blood shortages across the country, including you! Why is there a blood shortage during a respiratory-based pandemic? What can you do to help?

To make a blood donation, visit the following links:

http://www.aabb.org/tm/donation/Pages/Blood-Bank-Locator.aspx

https://www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

https://americasblood.org/for-donors/

Miniver Cheevy, by E.A. Robinson: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44978/miniver-cheevy 

Music: "The Sea" by Dee Yan-Key

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