Red Cross, facing severe blood shortage, holds drive at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse


CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Red Cross says it continues to face a severe blood shortage as the coronavirus pandemic threatens the availability of the nation’s supply.

The organization partnered with the Cleveland Clinic and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse for a blood drive Friday.

It was a “huge success for patients across Northeast Ohio,” the Red Cross said, with 135 pints collected.

The Red Cross will be back at the FieldHouse on April 7 for another blood drive, also from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors can schedule an appointment at with code “Rocket” or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

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