Blood donations have “slowed to nearly a stop”

Mississippi Blood Services needs your help. 

In a post to their website, the organization stated that blood donations have slowed to “nearly a stop.”

“We are sending blood out to the hospitals just as quickly as it comes in.  While we saw an increase in donors the past week in response to our appeal, the donations have slowed to nearly a stop. In the past two days alone we have been nearly 200 donors short of what we need to meet hospital need!  At this time we are meeting the absolute minimum needs of the hospitals, but this leaves us with nothing on the shelves to send out in the event of an emergency.”

In addition to a shortage of blood donations, the organization is also “seeing extremely low platelet inventory.”

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