9/12/2016

Indiana Blood Center's O Negative Blood Supply Urgently Low

September 12, 2016
 
This morning, Indiana Blood Center could not fill hospital orders for O negative blood and has less than a one-day supply. We issued an urgent plea to our donors and need your help alerting the community.
 
O negative blood is considered the universal blood type and can be transfused into any patient. About 7% of the U.S. population has O negative blood.
 
To meet the needs of  hospital patients in our community we are asking Hoosiers to make a life-saving blood donation today. Donors can call 317.915.5150 to schedule an appointment or visit www.indianablood.org/locations to find donor center locations and hours.
 
It takes 550 donors every day to maintain a sufficient blood supply for the patients and hospitals served by Indiana Blood Center. Our seven donor centers are open Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and all centers except Terre Haute are open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Thank you for your consideration.

Today's Drives

Castleview Baptist ChurchIndianapolis
Hazelwood Christian Church-MuncieMuncie
Knights of Columbus/Our Lady of Greenwood Blood DrGreenwood
Saint Mary’s CathedralLafayette
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Donors to Patients

240

Donors

240 joined the life-saving network of volunteer blood donors yesterday.
Today it is YOUR turn.

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129

Units to Hospital

Each donation results in multiple usable components for patients at Indiana hospitals. Yesterday we shipped 129 units

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