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Helping to save lives is always in season. Donate blood.

Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

September 19, 2012
 

Spring, summer, autumn and winter. No matter the time of year, helping to save lives is always in season!

Leaves on the trees change colors, but the need for blood donors is constant. Every two seconds, someone in our country needs a blood transfusion. These needs continue day and night, 365 days a year.

Although many people associate summer and the holidays with urgent blood needs, contributing factors include lower than expected blood donations during the weeks leading up to these time periods.

Strong donor turnout now is essential to entering the Thanksgiving through New Year’s period with sufficient blood supplies. To meet the needs of patients we serve in our 100-county blood region, we must collect nearly 900 blood and platelet donations each weekday, plus dozens more on the weekends.

Currently donors of all blood types needed, particularly those with O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative blood types.

Click to schedule your blood donation appointment today!

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