Indiana Blood Center Seeking Blood Donors
Cites "Critical" Shortage Following Summer
The Indiana Blood Center is experiencing what they call a "critical blood shortage."
Spokesperson Shannon Jordan says they weren't able to completely fill hospital needs for several blood types that include O negative, B negative and A negative. Jordan says they're opening blood centers across the state earlier in an attempt to get more donors.
Jordan says they typically need 550 donors statewide each day in order to fill hospital orders. She says they've been experiencing low supplies for several weeks.
She says they hope strong business and school drives will help cover the shortage. Jordan says there's no substitute for blood which is often needed for surgeries, chemotherapy, etc.