‘It’s Our Civic Duty’: Donors Urge People To Give Blood Amid Pandemic Shortage – Patch

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March 29, 2022

Fort Worth resident Carrie McPadden, 51, has donated blood 10 times since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

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“I think it’s just our civic duty to donate blood — it’s the neighborly thing to do, and it’s the humane thing to do,” McPadden said. “There are shortages, and it’s really bad. I try to donate now as often as I can.”

The Fort Worth resident urges people to donate. “It’s easy, and it takes one hour of your day every two months,” McPadden said, and “it’s very convenient because there are locations all over (the city.)”

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“I do believe that this is something that people, if they can, should do because someday they might need it, too,” McPadden said.

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