By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Omicron spreads, the New York Blood Center says it’s facing a shortage emergency and needs donations.

Right now, the region’s blood supply is at a one- to two-day level when the ideal range is five to seven days.

The blood center says the shortage is due to multiple factors, including more people working from home and fewer blood drives being organized.

Anyone who wants to donate blood can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-933-2566 or visiting

CBSNewYork Team