Friday, August 14, 2009

Summertime, the Weather is Hot & Blood Donors are Needed

Blood banks across U.S.are seeing a decrease in donations. It's been a perennial challenge to maintain blood on the shelves in the summer months.
Some of the blood banks operating in Wisconsin, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, California and Illinois have reported a decline in blood collections because of the cancellation of company drives. The decrease in blood drives held in conjunction with businesses will have a serious effect because donors like to give blood at locations that are convenient for them, AABB spokeswoman Jennifer Garfinkel said, but for now the nation's blood supply is keeping up with demand, without resorting to emergency appeals.

(Source: USA Today)

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