Appalachian Blood Services Region
American Red Cross Warns that Snowy Weather Has Impacted Blood Donations, Asks Donors to Schedule Appointments Around Christmas and New Year Holidays.
The Appalachian Region needs to collect approximately 300 donations every day; reduced collections can have a serious effect on the availability of blood for transfusion. To help ensure that all patients receive the blood they need, the Red Cross is asks eligible blood donors to schedule a donation appointment in the coming days. There is a special need for type O negative donors to help maintain an adequate inventory. Platelet donors can call 1-866-353-1030 to schedule an appointment.
For more information on eligibility, the donation process or to schedule an on-line appointment for a blood drive or donor center new and regular donors can visit our new website www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.
Bob Lutjen, Regional Manager, PR/Communications
Ph. 540 985-3563/Cell 540 580-6192