Red Cross held a three-day blood drive at College of the Marshall Islands old library last week.
Funding for the activity was provided by USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs. US Ambassador Roxanne Cabral both assisted with the financial contribution and donated blood along with other representatives from the US Embassy.
As a result of the blood drive, the Red Cross provided 19 pints of blood to Majuro hospital.
Since 2018, the demand for blood at Majuro hospital has more than tripled, said Red Cross Communications Officer Roger Muller. The demand has increased from 24 pints a month to 80 pints. Red Cross gets four to five emergency calls for blood every week, he said.