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Jan 6, 2010 12:48 PM by United Blood Services press release

United Blood Services is asking you to donate

The recent holiday season, high patient usage, and a lack of blood donations have caused an urgent and critical need for blood. Local hospitals are experiencing a high increase in blood usage and United Blood Services is down to a one day supply to service all local hospitals. Your blood donation is needed immediately. Here is an updated current need list in each blood type:

Need
O pos - 150 pints
A pos- 35 pints
B pos- 50 pints
AB pos- 25
O neg - 80 pints
A neg- 45
B neg- 15
AB neg- 10

As the community blood provider, United Blood Services is making a critical appeal for all blood types today. Fifty South Louisiana hospitals rely on United Blood Services ... and our volunteer blood donors ... to supply blood to patients in need of the precious gift of life.

In particular, if your blood type is O negative, the universal donor, please take time TODAY to make a blood donation. United Blood Services' center is located at:

1503 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Call 337-235-5433 or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org for more information about qualifying to donate blood, or to schedule an appointment.

 

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