News Maker Eric Anderson on how Red Cross is progressing

The American Red Cross is asking for patience as they  continue to struggle with donations and staffing issues.

We spoke again this week with the Executive Director of the American Red Cross for the greater Shenandoah Valley Eric Anderson in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Eric tells us of the difficulties the Red Cross has faced with the pandemic, drive cancellations and staff shortages.

He also tells us that some progress is being made but it is a slow processes.

Eric tells us the best way for us to help is to keep making those donation appointments at

Making an appointment using your zip code will help you find a blood drive near you.

Eric also tells us how useful that website is in finding other donation opportunities.

Eric also tells us about a 72 year old first time donor who wishes she had given years before.

Click here for Eric’s interview.

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