updated: 5/25/2012 12:51:55 PM
The Indiana Blood Center says it is headed into the holiday weekend with a shortage. The center could not meet demand this morning at two hospitals and the supply for several types of blood is extremely low. It is urging people to visit donor centers today and Saturday.
May 25, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2012) – Indiana Blood Center was unable to meet demand at Indiana hospitals for two blood types Friday morning – O-negative and A-negative. Supply of other types are below what will be needed to supply average daily requests through Saturday.
Blood donors of all types are urged to visit an Indiana Blood Center donor center in the next 24 hours.
To entice race fans to donate, participants at all donor centers on Friday or Saturday will receive a race-themed t-shirt, while supplies last.
All donor centers are open Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Avon 7655 U.S. Highway 36
• Carmel 726 Adams Street, Suite 150
• Columbus 1435 N. National Road
• Fishers 7458 E. Fishers Station Drive
• Greenwood 8739 U.S. Highway 31 South
• Indianapolis 3450 N. Meridian Street
• Lafayette 2200 Elmwood Ave, Suite D-16
• Muncie 1609 W. McGalliard Road
• Terre Haute 2021 S. Third Street
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About Indiana Blood Center
Indiana Blood Center was founded in 1952 and is a non-profit community service organization meeting patient’s blood needs at over 60 hospitals across Indiana, delivering more than 550 units of blood each day. These blood needs are met with the help of the nearly 4,000 organizations who host blood drives in 80 of Indiana’s 92 counties and through the dedication of more than 400 Indiana Blood Center staff who live the daily mission of delivering a constant, stable supply of blood components to patients in Indiana hospitals. Indiana Blood Center is the largest independent blood center in Indiana and among the top 20 nationally, distributing more than 150,000 blood components each year.
Visit www.indianablood.org for more information or www.donorpoint.org to schedule an appointment to donate blood.
Source: Indiana Blood Center