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BLOOD DONORS NEEDED AS SUPPLIES RUN LOW

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THE RECENT HEAT WAVE IS APPARENTLY KEEPING SOME IOWA BLOOD DONORS FROM GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE.

DANIELLE WEST, WITH LIFESERVE BLOOD CENTER, SAYS WHILE THEY NORMALLY HAVE A THREE-TO-FIVE-DAY SUPPLY OF ALL BLOOD TYPES ON THE SHELVES, THE SUPPLY HAS DWINDLED TO LESS THAN A ONE-DAY SUPPLY.

GIVE3 OC……..”THIS POINT” :15

DONORS ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY AS THE DEMAND FOR BLOOD PRODUCTS IS CONTINUING TO RISE.

GIVE4 OC……..” A BIG DIFFERENCE” :15

THERE IS A CONSTANT NEED FOR DONATIONS AS BLOOD PRODUCTS HAVE A SHORT SHELF LIFE AND THE BLOOD SUPPLY NEEDS TO BE CONTINUOUSLY REPLENISHED.

WEST SAYS ON AVERAGE, SOMEONE NEEDS BLOOD EVERY TWO SECONDS.

GIVE6 OC………..”THE CHAIR” :17

LIFESERVE IS THE ONLY PROVIDER OF BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS TO MORE THAN 120 HOSPITALS IN IOWA, NEBRASKA, AND SOUTH DAKOTA.

THEY ARE ONLINE AT LIFESERVEBLOODCENTER.ORG