Red Cross faces historic blood shortage, Backlog in pet veterinary care

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Veterinary personnel keep a cat named Miller calm as he has blood drawn
Veterinary personnel keep a cat named Miller calm as he has blood drawn, Monday, April 12, 2021, at Veterinary Specialty Hospital of Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP Photo

An American Red Cross representative speaks on how the worst blood supply shortage in a decade will impact Wisconsin hospitals. Then, a southern Wisconsin veterinarian talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected pet care.

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  • The Red Cross facing historically low blood supply

    The American Red Cross said in December that the organization is facing its worst shortage of blood in a decade. We speak with a Red Cross representative in Wisconsin about what this means for hospitals across the state.

  • Veterinarian: Clinics face backlog, new pets lack routine care

    Pethealth, a firm that gathered data from more than 1,100 shelters, says its latest year-over-year numbers for the month of November show 56,481 dogs left animal welfare organizations along with 64,028 cats. We talk with a veterinarian about pandemic pets and the backlog at vet clinics.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Justin Kern Guest
  • Dr. Danielle Myzk Guest

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