Blood donations critically low
By ALLISON CRYER
Daily News Staff Writer
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LifeShare Blood Centers reports the local blood supply is critically low on all blood types and requests that all eligible donors come give as soon as possible, especially type O and B.
With the wet and cold weather and the onset of cold and flu season, they are seeing an increase in blood usage and an extreme decrease in the number of donors coming in to give blood. Currently there is less than a two-day supply available of type O negative, said LifeShare spokesperson Kristi Morris.
Daily News photos by Allison Cryer
Since 1970, January has been designated National Blood Donation Month because blood donations tend to dip due to inclement weather, flu and illness, winter blues and post-holiday schedules. Lifeshare Blood Centers mobile blood bank stopped off at Wal-Mart in Jennings last week, looking to replenish the blood supply in Jeff Davis Parish. Phlebotomist Ebonie Greis prepares to draw blood from Leo Benoit of Tee Mamou. Also, Phlebotomist Felicia Williams collects a blood donation from Chris Bourque of Welsh.
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