ATLANTA - Atlanta Motor Speedway and the American Red Cross are teaming up to host a blood drive on Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the speedway's Tara Ballroom. After an overwhelming response, officials say that all spots have been filled for donations.
HAMPTON, GEORGIA - MARCH 13: A general view of the track and pit road at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 13, 2020 in Hampton, Georgia. NASCAR is suspending races due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Chris Grayth
Red Cross employees have implemented additional precautions to ensure donation centers are safe for donors and staff, reducing potential exposure to COVID-19.
The Red Cross supplies 40% of America's blood and has raised concerns about a severe blood shortage.
As of March 30, more than 12,000 blood drives were canceled across the U.S. since the COVID-19 outbreak began sweeping the nation.
Consequently, there have been about 325,000 fewer blood donations
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