Red Cross Issues Appeal For Blood Donors

by Rick Howlett on September 15, 2008

The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donations in the Louisville area.

Spokesperson Loni  White says a loss of electrical services means a drastic drop in donations.

“If the power outages remain widespread, we’re looking at at least 200 units a day, a loss. And that is a very precarious situation for our community, because we were already operating with barely a two-day supply of blood,” she said.

White says all blood types are needed, but there’s a critical shortage of negative types.

The agency has scheduled three donation sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.

Donors can visit the Downtown Louisville Donation Center on East Chestnut Street from 10am-6pm Tuesday, the Woodlawn Shopping Center on North Hubbards Lane from Noon-7pm Tuesday and the Clark County Chapter Red Cross Building in Jeffersonville, Indiana on Wednesday from 1-6pm.

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