In response to the blood shortage crisis, governors across the United States designated Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, as Blood Donation Day.

States with Blood Donation Days now include: Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Mexico, Connecticut, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Indiana, Arkansas, Vermont, Utah, Montana, Alabama, Missouri, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Oregon, Iowa, Florida, Nevada, and Michigan.

To help combat blood shortages being reported by blood banks throughout the United States, nationally syndicated radio host and family physician, Dr. Daliah Wachs is joining forces with American Red Cross, United Blood Services and blood banks throughout the country to create a National Blood Donation Week and individual state blood donation days.

National Blood Donation Week is  September 4th – September 10th.