HARRISBURG – There is an urgent need for blood donations in the Keystone State. PA Department of Health’s Acting Physician General, Dr. Denise Johnson joined with officials from five major blood banks across the Commonwealth that are seeking blood donors, as the number of volunteers who regularly donate blood has dramatically decreased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Johnson said all blood types are urgently needed. To make a blood donation, contact your local blood bank or visit an upcoming blood drive in your community. For more information, visit the Department of Health’s website at health.pa.gov.

DR. DENISE JOHNSON