Local blood supply critically low, donors requested

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 19, 2015) - The Indiana Blood Center is in the middle of a summer supply shortage, which they say could easily turn into an emergency situation.

Unfortunately, they say, this problem is common with summer vacation and schools out of session, where drives usually take place.

But, should a mass trauma or casualty happen, this supply is critical.

Right now, IBC says it’s about 100 donors short each day, and, history shows, later this month the demand will increase even more.

If they don’t have enough supply, those who suffer are the patients in need.

Indiana Blood Center says hospital patients don’t go away in the summer, and they can’t wait.

That’s why it’s important for volunteers to roll up their sleeves.

“There is no other way to get blood to a patient, it has to come from another human being,” said Andrea Fagan with Indiana Blood Center. “It can’t be manufactured, it takes you, it takes me to take the time and make that donation. It goes directly into a patient in a couple of days, and makes a big difference in their life.”

Fagan said all blood types are needed.

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