January 12, 2017 – The blood supply remains at a two-day level. Blood donors have helped to provide blood for immediate patient needs but it has not been enough to stabilize the supply.
“When there is a low blood supply everyone in the community should be concerned. You never know who the next person to need blood will be. In a situation like this, unexpected events like car accidents or increased blood needs during surgery could quickly deplete the supply of a particular type,” says Tina Hooper, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications for LifeShare Blood Centers.
LifeShare Blood Centers continues to encourage everyone to donate blood at this time as all blood types and first-time blood donors are needed. Blood centers and blood drive locations and times may be found on their web site at www.lifeshare.org.