Donors needed to keep blood supply stocked locally
Public urged to help amid surge in hospital usage
Last updated 11/25/2020 at 2:09pm
Bloodworks officials report that blood supplies are not keeping pace with the needs of local hospitals.
Hospitals requests are 120% of normal, especially for type O blood.
This increased need for lifesaving blood has placed pressure on the supply making the need for more donors urgent for Pacific Northwest hospitals that count on Bloodworks for even common procedures like surgeries.
“Hospitals are seeing an increase in traumas, transplants, and emergency situations requiring blood,” said Bloodworks President and CEO Curt Bailey. “Overall blood usage is up 20% which translates to an...