Blood donors across the country are being asked to give blood as soon as possible over the next several days to help ensure patient blood needs can continue to be met despite the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Blood Centers of the Pacific is working to ensure blood is available when and where it’s needed most.
In the wake of the storm, countless blood drives have been cancelled, collections suspended, and donor centers closed in the affected areas. These cancellations and closures are likely to rise, and Blood Centers of the Pacific needs the community’s help to ensure a safe and adequate supply not only for our community but for the many communities impacted by this massive storm.
Type O blood donations are the most critically needed at this time, however all blood types are welcome. Blood centers across the country are working together in this effort. Blood Centers of the Pacific urges both existing and first-time donors to make and keep appointments over the next several days and in the coming weeks. Visit www.bloodcenters.org or call 800-393-4483 to schedule an appointment at one of our donor centers or at a mobile blood drive near you. Walk-ins are welcome at all of our locations.
As Labor Day approaches, Blood Centers of the Pacific is determined to keep a steady amount of blood donations as this time of the year, donations tend to slow down.
Individuals who are as young as 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood.