Agencies seek donors as blood shortage impacts Utah healthcare

A shortage of donated blood is impacting hospitals around the country. The Salt Lake Tribune reported yesterday that one of Utah’s largest hospitals came close to running out of blood and even delayed a surgery as a result. The American Red Cross says the pandemic is partly to blame for the shortage, with a surge in need following long-delayed surgeries.

Plus, with action on Utah monuments still pending, we revisit a conversation about how a discovery in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument changed our understanding about the behavior of some iconic dinosaurs.

Guests
Dr. Walter Kelley, Medical Director for the American Red Cross of Utah
Dr. Alan Titus, Bureau of Land Management paleontologist
Dr. Dave Oleyar, Director of Long-term Monitoring & Community Science for HawkWatch International

Links
The American Red Cross blood donor app discussed on the show:
https://www.redcrossblood.org/blood-donor-app

Information on blood drives through the American Red Cross:
https://www.redcrossblood.org

Sign up to donate to blood through ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City:
https://www.utahblood.org

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