The organization says 2,700 blood drives have been canceled since the beginning of the outbreak in the U.S., resulting in 86,000 fewer blood donations.
L.A. Care Health Plan is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday to help alleviate some of the deficit, while keeping social distancing in mind.
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The blood drive will be held in a large conference room nearly downtown L.A. and only five people will be allowed in the room at the same time.
Those interested in donating can do so until 3:30 p.m. at the L.A. Care Health Plan building on West 7th Street.
Lack of blood donations isn't the only thing putting a strain on the nation's healthcare system. Many hospitals say they're running out of supplies to protect medical staff who treat patients.
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