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Atlanta Blood Services Facing Critical Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. H Kent Holland, Medical Director of Atlanta Blood Services, joins “Closer Look”  discuss the shortage of blood donation products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. H Kent Holland, Medical Director of Atlanta Blood Services, joins “Closer Look” discuss the shortage of blood donation products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Credit Courtesy of Atlanta Blood Services

Blood donation collection centers in right here in Georgia and across the nation are urging healthy people to donate blood.

 Atlanta Blood Services (ABS) is a community-based blood donation service that provides blood products to the Atlanta metro area.

ABS says even before the outbreak – every 2 seconds someone in the United States needed blood. And on top of that, Atlanta was already experiencing a blood shortage. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the need is critical.

Dr. H. Kent Holland is a Northside Hospital Leukemia Program physician. He also serves as the Medical Director of Atlanta Blood Services and Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital. He joined “Closer Look” to discuss the critical need for blood donation products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. H. Kent Holland is a Northside Hospital Leukemia Program physician. He also serves as the Medical Director of Atlanta Blood Services and Medical Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital.

To listen to the full conversation, you can use the audio player above.

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